Miss Lulu Bett (1921)

Stars: Lois Wilson, Milton Sills, Theodore Roberts, Helen Ferguson & Mabel Van Buren
Director: William C. de Mille
Runtime: 70 minutes
Language: English subtitles - music score
Source: 2K transfer of a black and white print
Format:  DVD-R (region free)
Rating: NR
Price: $16.95

Based on the Pulitzer Prize winner novel, and play, by Zona Gale. William deMille produced and directed this insightful social drama about a timid woman with little opportunities who is harshly judged by those around her.

Timid spinster Miss Lulu Bett lives a unhappy life of drudgery working in the home of her married sister. Treated as less then a servant by her brother-in-law Dwight Deacon she leaps at the first chance to escape her miserable existence only to have things go against her. Afterwards she is forced to accept suspicion and disgrace to protect her sister's family. However she is emboldened by the kindness and attention shown her by the schoolteacher Neil Cornish.

70 minutes with a music score by David Knudtson


Miss Lulu Bett

Director: William C. de Mille

Lois Wilson ... Lulu Bett
Milton Sills ... Neil Cornish
Theodore Roberts ... Dwight Deacon
Helen Ferguson ... Diana Deacon
Mabel Van Buren ... Ina Deacon
Mae Giraci ... Monona Deacon
Clarence Burton ... Ninian Deacon
Ethel Wales ... Grandma Bett
Taylor Graves ... Bobby Larkin
Charles Ogle ... Station Agent

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