A beautiful divorce. An ardent young man. And a love thwarted by a rigid social code. Irene Dunne and John Boles, the stars of Back Street, share another illicit romance in this film version of Edith Whartons Pulitzer Prize winner, a provocative novel that asserts women have a right to the same freedoms men take for granted. Set in 1870s Manhattan, The Age of Innocence follows a conventionally bred attorney who, although engaged, falls in love with a woman who shocks the upper crust by daring to escapea wretched marriage. The emotion inherent in the clash of personal happiness and social convention is timeless: the story was filmed again almost 60 years later with Daniel Day-Lewis and Michelle Pfeiffer in the lead roles."& **Please be aware that this is a manufactured on demand disc that was created using a DVD-R disc. It should play in all standard DVD players.