Cradle Snatchers

original lobby card (1927)

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Cradle Snatchers

 

screencap from Cradle Snatchers (1927), a film that survives only in fragments.

 

Cradle Snatchers

 

 

screencap from Cradle Snatchers (1927) 

 

Cradle Snatchers

publicity stills for Cradle Snatchers (1927)

Cradle Snatchers

 

screemcap from Cradle Snatchers (1927) with perhaps an early Hawksian woman.

 

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Louise Fazenda as Susan Martin in a publicity still for Cradle Snatchers (1927)

 

Cradle Snatchers

publicity still for Cradle Snatchers (1926), Howard Hawks’ film survives only in parts, and not looking anywhere near this good.  The still is from Howard Hawks’ personal collection sold at auction a few years ago.

Cradle Snatchers

To teach her husband a lesson about extra-marital affairs, Dorothy Phillips takes up with a college boy in Cradle Snatchers (1927).

 

Cradle Snatchers

In Howard Hawks’ silent comedy, The Cradle Snatchers (1927), three middle aged housewives teach their adulterous husbands a lesson with their own affairs with college boys, from a 1925 stage hit.

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Producer and director credits were often interchanged in the silent era.  Howard Hawks was the director of Cradle Snatchers (1927) and studio head William Fox was the producer.

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Louise Fazenda in The Cradle Snatchers

Louise Fazenda is one of three bored housewives looking to spice up their life with a college man in Cradle Snatchers (1927).  The film exists only in parts.

Cradle Snatchers

Louise Fazenda confronts her husband J Farrell MacDonald with her new boyfriend in an original lobby card for Cradle Snatchers (1927).  Louise had 267 acting credits in her career, mostly in silent comedy shorts, dating back to a 1913 short through 1939.

Cradle Snatchers

Cradle Snatchers (1927) was based on a popular 1925 stage play about three housewives who have affairs with college men to teach their philandering husbands a lesson.

Cradle Snatchers

Cradle Snatchers is Howard Hawks’ third film.

Cradle Snatchers premiered May 28, 1927.