Directed by william c de mille with lois wilson milton sills theodore roberts helen ferguson a once timid young woman gains newfound confidence after a failed marriage much to the chagrin of her miserable family. Miss lulu bett premiered on broadway at the belmont theatre on december 27 1920 and closed on june 18 1921 after 198 performances directed by brock pemberton the cast featured carroll mccomas as lulu bett louise closser hale mrs bett william e holden dwight herbert deacon and willard robertson neil cornish. Miss lulu bett is a 1921 american silent comedy drama film based on a 1920 play and bestselling novel of the same name by zona gale the screenplay was written by clara beranger and the film was directed by william c demille the play won the 1921 pulitzer prize for drama. Miss lulu bett won the pulitzer prize for drama 1920 1921 miss lulu bett has three separate endings in the novel after discovering that her first marriage is invalid lulu marries again when writing the play gale felt that putting two weddings into an evenings entertainment was compressing things too much. Spinster lulu bett lives with her sister diana and is a servant in dianas household dianas brother in law ninian visits and smitten with lulu arranges a dinner party in her honor at the party ninian jokingly proposes marriage to lulu and recites the wedding ceremony which dianas husband a justice of the peace realizes is binding
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