THE SNOB

Louis B. Mayer Presents
A Metro-Goldwyn Picture
Released: November 10, 1924

Featured cast: Conrad Nagel, John Gilbert, Norma Shearer

Producer: Harry Rapf
Director: Monta Bell
Screenwriter: Monta Bell
Source: the Helen Reimensnyder Martin novel
Cinematographer: André Barlatier

THEME

When a wealthy girl’s family is involved in a scandal, she becomes a small-town teacher.

PRODUCTION QUOTE

“Monta Bell will make The Snob as his initial production for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and will start shortly.”
- “Bell’s Next,” The Motion Picture News, June 6, 1924

REVIEW

“Miss Shearer is restrained and charming, but as Nancy one can’t help thinking that she is conscious of all her virtues.”
- Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times, December 15, 1924

“Miss Shearer does especially well with her por­trayal of the reserved heiress, adding to her appearance by a performance that bears out the contention this girl both is and has been continuously progressing.”
- Variety, December 17, 1924

ARTIST COMMENT

“John Gilbert brought a surge of excitement to any project in which he was involved, but at this time, in spite of his too-sudden laughter, he was a rather sad young man. He was being divorced by Leatrice Joy, who was a Cecil B. DeMille star. I did not particularly enjoy the role of the good little wife, especially one who was leaving Jack Gilbert for another. Strangely this was what was happening to him in real life. It robbed him of his usual fire and left him somewhat melancholy."
- Norma Shearer, Memoir Notes

FIGURES

The Snob cost $80,000 and grossed $327,000.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include profits from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)

 

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