Our Modern Maidens

Our Modern Maidens

Theatrical release poster
Directed by Jack Conway
Produced by Jack Conway
Hunt Stromberg (Uncredited)
Written by Marion Ainslee
Ruth Cummings
Screenplay by Josephine Lovett
Story by Josephine Lovett
Starring Joan Crawford
Rod La Rocque
Douglas Fairbanks Jr.
Anita Page
Music by William Axt (Uncredited)
Arthur Lange
Cinematography Oliver Marsh
Edited by Sam S. Zimbalist
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
  • August 24, 1929 (1929-08-24)
Running time
76 mins.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Budget $283,000[1]
Box office $857,000[1]

Our Modern Maidens is a 1929 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway. Starring Joan Crawford in her last silent film role, the film also stars Rod La Rocque, Douglas Fairbanks, Jr., and Anita Page. Our Modern Maidens has no audible dialog, but features a synchronized soundtrack and sound effects.


Heiress Billie Brown (Crawford), is engaged to marry her longtime sweetheart, budding diplomat Gil Jordan (Fairbanks). When Billie goes to see senior diplomat Glenn Abbott (La Rocque) about ensuring that Gil get a favorable assignment, Billie and Glenn are undeniably attracted to one another. Gil is likewise attracted to Kentucky Strafford, (Page), Billie's houseguest, who becomes pregnant by Gil. Gil finds that he loves Kentucky, but marries Billie instead. Once Gil finds that Billie really loves Glenn and Billie finds that Gil loves Kentucky, their marriage is annulled and both are paired up with the people they truly love.


Box office

According to MGM records the film earned $675,000 in the US and Canada and $182,000 elsewhere resulting in a profit of $248,000.[1]


The film is recognized by American Film Institute in these lists:


  1. 1 2 3 The Eddie Mannix Ledger, Los Angeles: Margaret Herrick Library, Center for Motion Picture Study.
  2. "AFI's 100 Years...100 Passions Nominees" (PDF). Retrieved 2016-08-19.
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