Manslaughter

Synopsis: Society-girl thrillseeker Lydia causes the death of motorcycle policeman and is prosecuted by her fiance Daniel who describes in lurid detail the downfall of Rome. While she’s in prison she reforms and Daniel becomes a wasted alcoholic.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille

Starring: Leatrice Joy, Thomas Meighan, Lois Wilson

Rating: NR

 

Fun Fact:
In order to correctly write a script that would depict the experience of a woman being arrested and imprisoned, screenwriter Jeanie Macpherson arranged, at Cecil B. DeMille’s behest, to be imprisoned for stealing a fur piece from a friend (with whom she had worked out an agreement beforehand). She was arrested in Detroit, and spent three days in jail before a police official discovered the truth and arranged for her release.