The Prodigal (1931 film)

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The Prodigal
Prodigal lobby card.jpg
Lobby card featuring Lawrence Tibbett and Esther Ralston
Directed by Harry A. Pollard
Screenplay by Bess Meredyth
Wells Root
Story by Bess Meredyth
Wells Root
Starring Lawrence Tibbett
Esther Ralston
Roland Young
Cliff Edwards
Purnell Pratt
Hedda Hopper
Music by Herbert Stothart
Cinematography Harold Rosson
Edited by Margaret Booth
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 21, 1931 (1931-02-21)
Running time
76 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Prodigal is a 1931 Pre-Code early talkie film, which starred Lawrence Tibbett, Roland Young and Hedda Hopper. The film was extremely provocative in its time in that it viewed adultery in a non-judgmental, even positive light.[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Doherty, pp. 113–114


  • Doherty, Thomas Patrick. Pre-Code Hollywood: Sex, Immorality, and Insurrection in American Cinema 1930-1934. New York: Columbia University Press 1999. ISBN 0-231-11094-4

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