Babbitt

Adaptations

Babbitt has been converted into films twice, a feat Turner Classic Movies describes as "impressive for a novel that barely has a plot."[32] The first adaptation was a silent film released in 1924 and starring Willard Louis as George F. Babbitt. According to Warner Bros records it cost $123,000 and made $278,000 domestic and $28,000 foreign, being a total of $306,000.[33]

The second was a 1934 talkie starring Guy Kibbee. That version, while remaining somewhat true to Lewis's novel, takes liberties with the plot, exaggerating Babbitt's affair and a sour real estate deal.[32] Both films were Warner Bros. productions.[34][35]


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