THE DEMI-BRIDE

Produced and Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Released: February 19, 1927

Featured cast: Norma Shearer, Lew Cody, Carmel Myers

Producers: Harry Rapf, Erich Pommer
Director: Robert Z. Leonard
Screenwriters: F. Hugh Herbert, Florence Ryerson; Terrence Daugherty, Paul Perez (titles)
Cinematographer: Percy Hilburn

THEME

A precocious but innocent convent girl pursues a boulevardier.

PRODUCTION QUOTE

The Demi-Bride, with Norma Shearer starred, is now in production, with Robert Z. Leonard directing.”
- “Many M-G-M. Films Now in Work,” Motion Picture News, November 27, 1926

REVIEWS

“Norma Shearer makes of this simpering infant as objectionable a child as we’ve met since Little Mildred. Her performance is clever, consistent, and delightful. Lew Cody’s version of the ultra-sophisti­cated Frenchman is rather apathetic, but he gets his effect. It’s worth seeing.”
- Motion Picture, June 1927

“Norma Shearer’s latest starring vehicle, which has set forth on its career under the title of The Demi-Bride, is a picture that will not bore anyone with its weight, for it is fare that is decidedly light. There are any number of uproariously funny situations, merged with a story that moves along swiftly and maintains a fine suspense. I will not say that it will rank among the more important of Miss Shearer’s achievements. It is hardly comparable to Upstage and He Who Gets Slapped, but it is infinitely superior as entertainment to several of her other efforts.”
- Herbert Moulton, Los Angeles Times, February 12, 1927

TRADE ARTICLE

“Despite the box-office draft of the star, Norma Shearer, The Demi-Bride is a tedious picture, and all told, just fair.”- Variety, March 23, 1927

FIGURES

The Demi-Bride
cost $208,000 and grossed $555,000.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include profits from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)

Scene Stills

A Behind the Scenes Still

Portraits