The Primrose Path 1925

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Bruce Armstrong (MacDonald) is quite wealthy. He is also a drinker, a gambler, and pretty much worthless as a human being. For some reason, Marilyn Merrill (Bow), a successful dancer, sticks by him. In spite of this, he gambles with her boss, and when he loses, he writes bad checks. In order to avoid jail, Armstrong gets involved in diamond smuggling.

Director: Harry O. Hoyt
Writer: Leah Baird
Stars: Wallace MacDonald, Clara Bow, Arline Pretty



Smouldering Fires 1925

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At 40, Jane Vale, a domineering and successful businesswoman, falls in love with Robert Elliott, a young man employed in the factory she manages. She makes him her private secretary, and he soon asks her to marry him, both out of gratitude and to defend her reputation against the ugly gossip of his fellow workers. Before the wedding, Jane’s younger sister, Dorothy, returns from college, and she and Robert fall in love, but they lack the courage to tell Jane. Robert and Jane are married, and he tries to make her happy, but everything conspires to make her feel the difference in their ages: she is worn out and worried, unsuccessfully trying to look young and unable to mingle easily with Robert’s young friends. When Jane finally realizes that Robert, though he is faithful and attentive to her, is really in love with Dorothy, she pretends that she no longer loves him and asks for a divorce. Robert and Dorothy, alike in age and inclination, are thus free to find the happiness that has eluded Jane.

Director: Clarence Brown

Producer: Carl Laemmle

Story by: Margaret Deland, Howard Higgin
Writers: Dwinelle Benthall (titles), Melville W. Brown
Stars: Pauline Frederick, Laura La Plante, Malcolm McGregor

Stick Around 1925

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Two paper hangers are employed by a sanitarium to hang up some posters. Chaos Ensures.
Director: Ward Hayes
Writer: Ward Hayes
Stars: Oliver Hardy, Bobby Ray, Hazel Newman

My Lady of Whims 1925

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Clara plays wealthy Prudence Severin, whose reckless, profligate behaviour causes nothing but headaches for her father. A detective (Lee Moran) is hired to protect Prudence from herself but to no avail.
Director: Dallas M. Fitzgerald
Writers: Edgar Franklin (story “Protecting Prue”), Doris Schroeder
Stars: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Carmelita Geraghty

The Prairie Pirate 1925

The Prairie Pirate

A young woman finds herself trapped by a bandit gang. Rather than be raped by the gang, she commits suicide. When her brother finds out what happened, he turns to a life of banditry, hoping to find the gang responsible for his sister’s death.
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Director: Edmund Mortimer
Writers: Robert Dillon (adaptation) (as Anthony Dillon), W.C. Tuttle (story “The Yellow Seal”)
Stars: Harry Carey, Trilby Clark, Lloyd Whitlock

The Perfect Clown 1925

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A clerk is given $10,000 to deposit at the bank, but the bank is closed for the night so he tries to get to the bank president’s house with the money.

This movie  features an early screen appearance by Oliver Hardy
Director: Fred C. Newmeyer
Writers: Thomas J. Crizer (story), Thomas J. Crizer (titles)
Stars: Larry Semon, Kate Price, Dorothy Dwan


Capital Punishment 1925

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An experiment in death penalty. A man is accused of a murder, that never happened. Complications arise.
Director: James P. Hogan
Writers: Florence L. Gilbert (titles), John F. Goodrich
Stars: Clara Bow, George Hackathorne, Elliott Dexter