WriterCleves Kinkead, Jules Furthman Release dateAugust 1, 1930 (1930-08-01) CastConstance Bennett (Ellen Neal), Lew Ayres (Hugh Fullerton), Tully Marshall (W.H. Yates), Matty Kemp (Arthur Coakley), Purnell Pratt (Richard Fullerton), Beryl Mercer (Mrs. Neal) Similar moviesConstance Bennett appears in Common Clay and The Easiest Way
Common Clay is a 1930 American Pre-Code film directed by Victor Fleming and starring Constance Bennett and Lew Ayres, based on the play of the same name by Cleves Kinkead which starred Jane Cowl. The film is about a young servant who is seduced by the master of the house who will having nothing else to do with her besides sex because she is of an inferior class. She becomes pregnant and seeks to have the child recognized but his family treats her as if she was a blackmailer.