Laughter (film)

  • Nancy Carroll: Peggy Gibson
  • Fredric March: Paul Lockridge
  • Frank Morgan: C. Mortimer Gibson
  • Glenn Anders: Ralph Le Saint
  • Diane Ellis: Marjorie Gibson

Laughter is an American comedy film from the year 1930.


The former dancer Peggy Gibson is married to the older and wealthy merchant C Mortimer Gibson. A year later, three events happen almost simultaneously. The fell in love with Peggy sculptor Ralph Le Saint wants to take the life out of frustration. The enamored as in Peggy pianist Paul Lockridge comes back from Paris and offers her a partnership. Marjorie, the trader's daughter returns from their education.

Marjorie and Ralph have become a couple. For her father, the tumultuous relationship of the two a constant source of annoyance. Paul, however, begs Peggy to go to Paris with him. She is rich, filthy rich. She was not alive. You need to get back into the Pure laughter. But Peggy refuses. As Marjorie plans to elope with Ralph, Peggy performs this before as soldiers of fortune. Debunked he commits suicide.

Peggy tells her husband how unhappy she was secretly and accompanied Paul to Paris.


Was Mordaunt Hall of the New York Times, the jolly confusion as highly intelligent nonsense, drama and satire.

The Variety praised Fredric Marsh, who stole all other the show.

Channel 4 saw in the film a romantic comedy with occasional dark undertones. The true star of the film is the witty screenplay.


At the Academy Awards in 1931 were Harry d' Abbadie d' Arrast, Douglas Z. Doty and Donald Ogden Stewart nominated for the Academy Award for Best Original Story.


The premiere took place on 25 September 1930.

The film is one of more than 700 productions of Paramount Pictures that were shot 1929-1949, and their television rights were sold to Universal Pictures in 1958.