The Lady 1925

the lady 1925

Reconstructed version of THE LADY starring Norma Talmadge. There is some missing footage and quite a bit of nitrate decomposition.

A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has left gambling in casinos and then dies, leaving her penniless and with an infant son. When her former father-in-law tries to get custody of the child, she leaves him with a couple she trusts, but when she later goes to reclaim her son, she can’t find the people she left him with

Director: Frank Borzage
Screenplay: Frances Marion
Production company: Norma Talmadge Film Corporation
Producers: Norma Talmadge, Joseph M. Schenck

Stars: Norma Talmadge, Wallace MacDonald, Brandon Hurst

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The Goose Woman 1925

The Goose woman

IMDb 7.1/10

A famous opera singer lost her voice when her son was born, and has drowned her sorrows in drink. When a murder is committed near her house, she invents a story in order to get herself back in front of the public again. However, the story she comes up with results in her son being arrested for the murder.

Director: Clarence Brown
Story by: Rex Beach
Production company: Universal Pictures
Screenplay: Frederica Sagor Maas, Melville W. Brown, Dwinelle Benthall

Stars: Jack Pickford, Louise Dresser, Constance Bennett

Our Heavenly Bodies 1925

 

our heavenly bodies

The original name of this film is ….”Wunder der Schöpfung” (Germany, 1925). No English intertitles

Wunder der Schöpfung is an extraordinary, fascinating Kulturfilm trying to explain the whole human knowledge of the 1920s about the world and the universe. 15 special effects experts and 9 cameramen were involved in the production of this film which combines documentary scenes, historical documents, fiction elements, animation scenes and educational impact. It its beautifully colored, using tinting and toning in a very elaborated way. Some visual ideas in the sequences with a space shuttle visiting different planets in the universe seem to have to be the inspiration for Stanley Kubrick’s 2001: A Space Odyssey. ×

Director: Hanns Walter Kornblum
Writers: Hanns Walter Kornblum, Ernst Krieger
Stars: Paul Bildt, Willy Kaiser-Heyl, Theodor Loos

 

Up the ladder 1925

IMDb 7.1/10

 

up the ladder

 

Brief Synopsis
Jane Cornwall, a young heiress, is in love with James Van Clinton and sacrifices her fortune to enable him to perfect an invention he calls “Tele-vision-scope.” Jim’s invention is successful and he and Jane are married. After 5 years of domestic life, Jim begins to neglect both his business and his wife, directing his attentions toward Helen Newhall, Jane’s best friend. Jane learns of Jim’s infidelity but does not confront him with her knowledge of it. Jim finds himself in serious financial trouble and again needs Jane’s assistance. Jane walks out on him, and he is forced to assume a subordinate position in his own business. Jim then settles down to hard work and is promoted to the head of the firm. He and Jane are later reconciled.

Director: Edward Sloman

Production Co: Universal Pictures
Writers: Grant Carpenter (adaptation), Owen Davis (play)
Stars: Virginia Valli, Forrest Stanley, Margaret Livingston, George Fawcett

Parisian Love 1925

Parisian love

Long considered a “lost film” this print of PARISIAN LOVE was mastered from the only surviving print. It stars the magnetic Ms. Bow as an “Apache” dancer who feeds off the tourists hanging out in Paris’ seedier districts, and Mr. Keith as her lover. When he is shot during a robbery, Bow vows revenge on the wealthy culprit. By the director of REEFER MADNESS

The Intertitles are in English

Director: Louis J. Gasnier
Screenplay: Lois Hutchinson
Story by: F. Oakley Crawford
Producer: B. P. Schulberg

Stars: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Lillian Leighton

La sobrina del cura 1925 España

Also known as The Priest’s Niece

La Sobrina del cura

Don Sabino, a priest from the provinces who lives with his niece, Monica. Don Sabino is an arcane priest but his character changes radically when he is with Lucila, a girl whom he and Monica have raised since she was just a baby, when they found her abandoned at the door of their house. Don Sabino is a very helpful priest with his parishioners and life goes on without great upheavals until one day Tomasón appears, fleeing from justice after having committed a murder…

Spanish intertitles only – no English subs

Director: Luis R. Alonso

Writers: Luis R. Alonso, Carlos Arniches (play)

Cast: Isabel Alemany , Blanca Muñoz , Carmen Rico , Angelita Cembreros , Luis Gonzalez,

Zander the Great 1925

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Mamie, an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell, a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander. Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him “Zander”. When Mrs. Caldwell dies, the authorities decree that the boy must be placed in the same orphanage where Mamie was mistreated. Horrified, Mamie determines to see to it that the boy will be spared the same treatment that she had to suffer. Written by Dan Navarro <daneldorado@yahoo.com>

Director: George Hill
Screenplay: Frances Marion
Music composed by: Victor Schertzinger
Story by: Salisbury Field

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Stars: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford