Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wifes birthday-party, but Lady Windermere thinks, she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington, who is pining for her. Mrs Erlynne finds this out and tries to prevent her of this mistake, but her daughter leaves her fan in Lord Darlingtons residence.—Stephan Eichenberg
national film registry, nobility, romantic rivalry, secret, self sacrifice, social outcast, taxi, comedy of manners, mother daughter relationship, misunderstanding, marriage proposal, based on play, remake, check, england, gossip, horse race, letter, scandal, irony
One of Ernst Lubitsch's greatest accomplishments.
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