Young Harry is in love and wants to marry an actress, much to the displeasure of his family. Harry thinks that Bishop Armstrong knows nothing about love so Armstrong tells him the story of ... See full summary »
The wealthy Arden Stuart is bored in a party; after refusing the wedding proposal of Tommy Hewlett, she drives her car with her driver to a lonely place. She has one night stand with him ... See full summary »
John S. Robertson
Johnny Mack Brown
Even when Diana, Neville and David played together as children, Diana knew that she loved Nevs. But Morton, Nevs' father, did not like any Merrick. Since Nevs did not have any money, Morton sent him off to Egypt to work and also talked him out of marrying Diana before he left. Diana waited two years and then married David, who Jeffry thought was the greatest thing since sliced bread. While in Paris, David jumps to his death when the cops come after him and Diana lies about the reason for the sake of Jeffry. Of course Jeffry, who has been a drunk all his life, cuts all ties with Diana. While Nevs still loves Diana, she does not return to England for seven years - just 3 days before Nevs' wedding to Constance.Written by
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Michael Arlen's 1924 novel was turned into a play of the same title, "The Green Hat". It opened on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre, 235 W. 44th St., on September 25, 1925 and ran for 231 performances. See more »
When Diana-as-a-little-girl rides her bike into the tree, you can clearly see the cut where the little girl (with short legs and her foot off the pedal) becomes the stunt-double (with long legs and her foot on the pedal). See more »
My dear - you're using too much lip rouge.
Kiss me more often, Nevs darling - and you'll grow used to it.
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Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer also released this picture as a totally silent movie. See more »
As another reviewer has noted, there are some shots in this movie that are stunning, even to this day. My favorite is when the camera pulls back from the key in Fairbanks' door to Fairbanks sitting in his chair, having taken what was probably morphine. There are plenty of similar shots that would prompt me to watch this movie a second time.
Having said that, the story is a pantload. Frankly, despite the great performances I didn't buy into the motivations of any of the characters. Maybe too many of the novel's rough edges were sanded down for Hollywood audiences.
For such a legendary star, Garbo appeared in a lot of bad movies. She like a fine craftsman reduced to installing Lowe's cabinets in suburban tract homes.
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