Filmography

(Please note: Listings documenting the survival status of silent films, compiled by various film institutes, are by no means complete and are constantly in flux as more films are recovered.  The survival status of Barbara’s films presently unaccounted for is therefore subject to change.)

SCREENWRITER

1920

The Mother of His Children (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels, 4,503 feet.  General Release: April 1920.  Director: Edward J. Le Saint.  Writers: Barbara La Marr Deely (story) and Charles Wilson (scenario).  Cinematography: Harry Harris. Cast: Gladys Brockwell, William Scott, Frank Leigh, Nigel de Brulier, Golda Madden, Nancy Caswell, and Jean Eaton.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

The Rose of Nome (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels.  General Release: August 1920.  Director: Edward J. Le Saint.  Writers: Barbara La Marr Deely (story) and Paul Schofield (scenario).  Cinematography: Harry Harris.  Cast: Gladys Brockwell, William Scott, Herbert Prior, Gertrude Ryan, Edward Peil, Stanton Heck, Frank Thorne, Lule Warrenton, and Georgie Woodthorpe.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

The Little Grey Mouse (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels.  General Release: October 31, 1920.  Director: James P. Hogan.  Writers: Barbara La Marr Deely (story) and James P. Hogan (scenario).  Cinematography: William O’Connell.  Cast: Louise Lovely, Sam De Grasse, Rosemary Theby, Philo McCullough, Wilson Hummel, Miss Gerard Alexander, Willis Marks, and Thomas Jefferson.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

Flame of Youth (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels.  General Release: December 5, 1920.  Director: Howard M. Mitchell.  Writers: Ouida (aka Maria Louise Ramé) (story [Two Little Wooden Shoes, an 1874 novel]), Barbara La Marr Deely (adaptation) and Frank Howard Clark (scenario).  Cinematography: Friend F. Baker and George Schneiderman.  Cast: Shirley Mason, Raymond McKee, Philo McCullough, Cecil Van Auker, Adelbert Knott, Betty Schade, Karl Formes, and Barbara La Marr Deely (uncredited).  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

The Land of Jazz (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels.  General Release: December 1920.  Director: Jules Furthman.  Writers: Jules Furthman (story and scenario) and Barbara La Marr Deely (story).  Cinematography: Walter Williams.  Cast: Eileen Percy, Ruth Stonehouse, Herbert Heyes, George Fisher, Franklyn Farnum, Hayward Mack, Rose Dione, Carry Ward, Blanche Payson, Wilson Hummel, Harry Dunkinson, and Dick La Reno.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

1924

My Husband’s Wives (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels, 4,609 feet.  General Release: November 16, 1924.  Presented by: William Fox.  Director: Maurice Elvey.  Writers: Barbara La Marr (story) and Dorothy Yost (scenario).  Cinematography: Joseph Valentine.  Cast: Shirley Mason, Bryant Washburn, Evelyn Brent, and Paulette Duval.   No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

ACTRESS

1920

Harriet and the Piper (Louis B. Mayer Productions and Anita Stewart Productions)  Distributed by: Associated First National Pictures.  Length: 6 reels, 5,954 feet.  General Release: September 13, 1920.  Director: Bertram Bracken.  Writers: Kathleen Norris (story) and Monte M. Katterjohn (scenario).  Cinematography: Rene Guissart.  Cast: Anita Stewart, Ward Crane, Charles Richman, Myrtle Stedman, Margaret Landis, Byron Munson, Loyola O’Connor, Irving Cummings, and Barbara La Marr Deely.  A print of this film is on file at the Archives Franҫaises Du Film-CNC (Bois-d’Arcy, France).

1921

The Nut (Douglas Fairbanks Pictures)  Distributed by: United Artists (1921).   Length: 6 reels.  General Release: March 6, 1921.  Director: Theodore Reed.  Writers: Kenneth Davenport (story) and William Parker (scenario).  Cinematography: William McGann, Harry Thorpe and Charles Warrington.  Art director: Edward Langley.  Make-up Artist: George Westmore.  Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Marguerite De La Motte, William Lowery, Gerald Pring, Morris Hughes, and Barbara La Marr.  This film may be viewed online at: http://archive.org/details/The_Nut .   It is also distributed by Kino Lorber (USA).

Desperate Trails (Universal Film Manufacturing Company)  Distributed by: Universal Film Manufacturing Company.  Length: 5 reels, 4,577 feet.  General Release: June 1921.  Presented by: Carl Laemmle.  Director: Jack Ford.  Writers: Courtney Ryley Cooper (story [“Christmas Eve at Pilot Butte” in Redbook, 1921]) and Elliott J. Clawson (scenario).  Cinematography: Harry Fowler and Robert De Grasse.  Cast: Harry Carey, Irene Rich, Georgie Stone, Helen Field, Edward Coxen, Barbara La Marr, George Siegmann, and Charles E. Insley.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

The Three Musketeers (Douglas Fairbanks Pictures)  Distributed by: United Artists (1921).   Length: 12 reels, 11,700 feet.  New York Premiere: August 28, 1921.  Director: Fred Niblo.  Writers: Alexandre Dumas (story [Les Trois Mousquetaires, an 1844 novel]), Lotta Woods (scenario editor), and Edward Knoblock (scenario).  Cinematography: Arthur Edeson.  Film Editor: Nellie Mason.  Assistant Director: Doran Cox.  Art director: Edward Langley.  Musical Score: Louis F. Gottschalk.  Costume Design: Paul Burns.  Make-up Artist: George Westmore.  Cast: Douglas Fairbanks, Leon Barry, George Siegmann, Eugene Pallette, Boyd Irwin, Thomas Holding, Sydney Franklin, Charles Stevens, Nigel De Brulier, Willis Robards, Lon Poff, Mary MacLaren, Marguerite De La Motte, Barbara La Marr, Walt Whitman, Adolphe Menjou, and Charles Belcher.  This film is distributed on DVD by Kino Lorber (USA) and may also be viewed online at: http://archive.org/details/The_Three_Musketeers

Cinderella of the Hills (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels, 4,800 feet (later cut to 3,865 feet).  General Release: October 23, 1921.  Director: Howard M. Mitchell.  Writers: John Breckenridge Ellis (story [Little Fiddler of the Ozarks, a 1913 novel]) and Dorothy Yost (scenario).  Cinematography: George Webber.  Cast: Barbara Bedford, Carl Miller, Cecil Van Auker, Tom McGuire, Wilson Hummel, and Barbara La Marr Deely.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist. 

1922

Arabian Love (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 5 reels, 4,440 feet.  General Release: April 9, 1922.  Presented by: William Fox.  Director: Jerome Storm.  Writer: Jules Furthman (scenario and story).  Cinematography: Joe August.  Cast: John Gilbert, Barbara Bedford, Barbara La Marr, Herschel Mayall, Robert Kortman, and William H. Orlamond.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

Domestic Relations (Preferred Pictures)  Distributed by: Associated First National Pictures.  Length: 6 reels, 5,192 feet.  General Release: June 1922.  Presented by: B. P. Schulberg.  Director: Chester (Chet) Withey.  Writer: Violet Clark (scenario and story).  Cinematography: Joseph Brotherton.  Cast: Katherine MacDonald, William P. Carleton, Frank Leigh, Barbara La Marr, Gordon Mullen, George Fisher, and Lloyd Whitlock.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

The Prisoner of Zenda (Metro Pictures Corporation)  Distributed by: Metro Pictures Corporation (1922); Jury-Metro-Goldwyn Ltd. (1922).  Length: 10 reels, 10,467 feet.  New York Premiere: July 31, 1922.  General Release: September 11, 1922.  Jury and Goldwyn Ltd.  Director: Rex Ingram.  Writers: Anthony Hope (story [The Prisoner of Zenda, an 1894 novel]), Edward Rose (story [The Prisoner of Zenda: A Romantic Play and a Prologue in Four Acts, 1896]), and Mary O’Hara (scenario).  Cinematography: John F. Seitz.  Film Editor: Grant Whytock.  Art director: Amos Myers. Cast: Lewis Stone, Alice Terry, Robert Edeson, Stuart Holmes, Ramon Novarro (billed as Ramon Samaniegos [sic]), Barbara La Marr, Malcolm McGregor, Edward Connelly, and Lois Lee.  This film is distributed on DVD by Grapevine Video (USA), Warner Home Video (USA), and Lobster Films (France). Surviving prints may be viewed onsite by appointment at the Academy Film Archive (Pickford Center for Motion Picture Study) in Beverly Hills, California and at the University of California, Los Angeles, Film & Television Archive.  Surviving prints are also on file at Gosfilmofond (Russia) and George Eastman House (Rochester, New York).  

Trifling Women (Metro Pictures Corporation)  Distributed by: Metro Pictures Corporation.  Length: 9 reels, 8,800 feet.  New York Premiere: October 1, 1922.  General Release: November 6, 1922.  Director: Rex Ingram.  Writer: Rex Ingram (his original work was titled Black Orchids).  Cinematography: John. F. Seitz.  Film Editor: Grant Whytock.  Assistant Director: C. Rehfeld.  Production Manager: Starret Ford.  Art director: Leo E. Kuter.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Ramon Novarro, Pomeroy Cannon, Edward Connelly, Lewis Stone, Hughie Mack, Eugene (Gene) Pouyet, John George, Jess Weldon, B. Hyman, and Joe Martin (an orangutan).  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

Quincy Adams Sawyer (Sawyer-Lubin Productions)  Distributed by: Metro Pictures.  Length: 8 reels, 7,895 feet.  General Release: December 4, 1922.  Director: Clarence Badger.  Writers: Charles Felton Pidgin (story {Quincy Adams Sawyer, a 1900 novel]), Bernard McConville (adaptation and scenario), and Winifred Dunn (titles).  Cinematography: Rudolph Bergquist.  Art titles: Jack W. Robson.  Cast: John Bowers, Blanche Sweet, Lon Chaney, Barbara La Marr, Elmo Lincoln, Louise Fazenda, Joseph Dowling, Claire McDowell, Edward Connelly, June Elvidge, Victor Potel, Gale Henry, Hank Mann, Kate Lester, Billy Franey, Taylor Graves, Harry Depp,  Andrew Arbuckle, and Ray Thompson (stunt double for John Bowers).  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

1923

The Hero (Preferred Pictures)  Distributed by: Al Lichtman Corporation.  Length: 7 reels, 6,800 feet.  General Release: January 1, 1923.  Presented by: B. P. Schulberg.  Director: Louis J. Gasnier.  Writers: Gilbert Emery (story [The Hero: a Play in Three Acts, 1921]) and Eve Unsell (scenario).  (In a 1924 interview with Pictures and the Picturegoer [a British publication], Barbara credited herself with having written the scenario [the film was released in Great Britain as His Brother’s Wife].  Curiously, period trade magazines make no mention of this; a couple of them, however, credit Unsell with the adaptation rather than the scenario, and Barbara was known to have had an uncredited hand in other scenarios in which she appeared.)  Cinematography: Karl Struss.  Cast: Gaston Glass, Barbara La Marr, John Sainpolis, Martha Mattox, Frankie Lee, David Butler, Doris Pawn, Ethel Shannon, and Cameo (a dog).  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

Poor Men’s Wives (Preferred Pictures)  Distributed by: Al Lichtman Corporation.  Length: 7 reels, 6,900 feet.  General Release: February 15, 1923.  Presented by: B. P. Schulberg.  Director: Louis J. Gasnier.  Writers: Agnes Christine Johnston (story and scenario), Frank Dazey (story and scenario), and Eve Unsell (titles).  Cinematography: Karl Struss.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, David Butler, Betty Francisco, Richard Tucker, ZaSu Pitts, Muriel McCormac, and Mickey McBan.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

Souls for Sale (Goldwyn Pictures) Distributed by: Goldwyn Pictures Corporation (1923).  Length: 8 reels, 7,864 feet.  New York Premiere: March 27, 1923.  General Release: April 12, 1923.  Produced, directed and written by: Rupert Hughes.  Cinematography: John Mescall and Rush Hughes (second cameraman).  Set Design: Cedric Gibbons.  Cast: Eleanor Boardman, Richard Dix, Frank Mayo, Barbara La Marr, Lew Cody, Mae Busch, Arthur Hoyt, David Imboden, Roy Atwell, William Orlamond, Forrest Robinson, Edith Yorke, Dale Fuller, Snitz Edwards, Jack Richardson, Aileen Pringle, Eve Southern, May Milloy, Sylvia Ashton, Margaret Bourne, Fred Kelsey, Jed Prouty, Yale Boss, William Haines, George Morgan, Auld Thomas, Leo Willis, Walter Perry, Sam Damen, R. H. Johnson, Rush Hughes, L. J. O’Connor, and Charles Murphy.  Celebrity Appearances: Hugo Ballin, Mabel Ballin, T. Roy Barnes, Barbara Bedford, Hobart Bosworth, Charles Chaplin, Chester Conklin, William H. Crane, Elliott Dexter, Robert Edeson, Claude Gillingwater, Dagmar Godowsky, Raymond Griffith, Elaine Hammerstein, Jean Haskell, K. C. B., Alice Lake, Bessie Love, June Mathis, Patsy Ruth Miller, Marshall Neilan, Fred Niblo, Anna Q. Nilsson, ZaSu Pitts, John Sainpolis, Milton Sills, Anita Stewart, Erich von Stroheim, Blanche Sweet, Florence Vidor, King Vidor, Johnny Walker, George Walsh, Kathlyn Williams, and Claire Windsor.   This film is distributed on DVD by the Warner Archive.

Mary of the Movies (Columbia Productions with Robertson-Cole Pictures Corporation)  Distributed by: Film Booking Offices of America.  Length: 7 reels, 6,500 feet.  General Release: May 27, 1923.  Supervised by: Louis Lewyn and Jack Cohn.  Director: John McDermott.  Writers: Louis Lewyn (story conception and scenario) and Joseph W. Farnham (titles).  Cinematography: George Meehan and Vernon Walker.  Cast: Marion Mack, Florence Lee, Mary Kane, Harry Cornelli, John Geough, Raymond Cannon, Rosemary Cooper, Creighton Hale, Francis McDonald, Henry Burrows, John McDermott, Jack Perrin, and Ray Harford.  Celebrity appearances: Barbara La Marr, Douglas MacLean, Bryant Washburn, Johnnie Walker, J. Warren Kerrigan, Herbert Rawlinson, Alec Francis, Richard Travers, David Butler, Louise Fazenda, Anita Stewart, Estelle Taylor, Rosemary Theby, Bessie Love, Marjorie Daw, Tom Moore, Elliott Dexter, ZaSu Pitts, Carmel Myers, Rex Ingram, Maurice Tourneur, Edward J. Le Saint, Wanda Hawley, and Eva Novak.  A partial print of this film is on file at the University of California, Los Angeles, Film & Television Archive.  It is anticipated that the print will one day be available for onsite viewing.

The Brass Bottle (Maurice Tourneur Productions) Distributed by: Associated First National Pictures.  Length: 6 reels, 5,290 feet.  General Release: July 3, 1923.  Presented by: M. C. Levee.  Director: Maurice Tourneur.  Writers: F. Anstey (story [The Brass Bottle, a 1900 novel]) and Fred Myton (scenario).  Cinematography: Arthur Todd.  Art director: Milton Menasco.  Film Editor: Frank Lawrence.  Production Manager: Scott R. Beal.  Cast: Harry Myers, Ernest Torrence, Tully Marshall, Clarissa Selwyn, Ford Sterling, Aggie Herring, Charlotte Merriam, Edward Jobson, Sam De Grasse, Barbara La Marr, Otis Harlan, Hazel Keener, and Julanne Johnston.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

St. Elmo (Fox Film Corporation)  Distributed by: Fox Film Corporation.  Length: 6 reels, 5,778 feet.  General Release: August 15, 1923.  Presented by: William Fox.  Director: Jerome Storm.  Writers: Augusta Jane Evans (story [St. Elmo, an 1866 bestselling novel]) and Jules G. Furthman (scenario).  Cinematography: Joe August.  Cast: John Gilbert, Barbara La Marr, Bessie Love, Warner Baxter, Nigel De Brulier, and Lydia Knott.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

Strangers of the Night (Louis B. Mayer Productions)  Distributed by: Metro Pictures.  Length: 8 reels, 7,792 feet.  General Release: September 5, 1923.  Presented by: Louis B. Mayer.  Produced by: Fred Niblo.  Director: Fred Niblo.  Writers: Walter Hackett (story [Captain Applejack, a 1921 play]), C. Gardner Sullivan (adaptation), Bess Meredyth (scenario), and Renaud (titles).  Cinematography: Alvin Wyckoff.  Set Design: Robert Ellis.  Film Editor: Lloyd Nosler.  Cast: Matt Moore, Enid Bennett, Barbara La Marr, Robert McKim, Mathilde Brundage, Emily Fitzroy, Otto Hoffman, and Thomas Ricketts.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

The Eternal Struggle (Louis B. Mayer Productions)  Distributed by: Metro Pictures.  Length: 8 reels, 7,374 feet.  General Release: October 8, 1923.  Presented and produced by: Louis B. Mayer.  Director: Reginald Barker.  Writers: G. B. Lancaster (aka Edith Joan Lyttleton) (story [The Law Bringers, a 1913 novel]), J. G. Hawks (adaptation), and Monte M. Katterjohn (scenario).  Cinematography: Percy Hilburn.  Film Editor: Robert J. Kern.  Cast: Renee Adoree, Earle Williams, Barbara La Marr, Pat O’ Malley, Wallace Beery, Josef Swickard, Pat Harmon, Anders Randolf, Edward J. Brady, Robert Anderson, and George Kuwa.  Surviving prints of this film are on file at the Library of Congress (Washington, D.C.), the Warner Archive, and Gosfilmofond (Russia).  As of August 2014, Warner Archive has no plans to release the film to the public.  The copy owned by the Library of Congress may be viewed at their Moving Image Research Center by appointment.  (Since their copy was gifted to them by Russia in 2010, the subtitles are in Russian.  At some point, they plan to translate them.)

The Eternal City (Madison Productions)  Distributed by: Associated First National Pictures.  Length: 8 reels, 7,800 feet.  General Release: January 1924 (New York premiere on December 17, 1923).  Presented by: Samuel Goldwyn.  Director: George Fitzmaurice.  Writers: Hall Caine (story [The Eternal City, a 1901 novel]), Ouida Bergere (scenario), Anita Loos (titles) and John Emerson (titles).  Cinematography: Arthur Miller.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Bert Lytell, Lionel Barrymore, Richard Bennett and Montagu Love.  Special appearances: Benito Mussolini and Victor Emmanuel III, King of Italy.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.  Two of the film’s eight reels, however, have been preserved and may be viewed by appointment at the Museum of Modern Art (New York City).

1924

Thy Name is Woman (Louis B. Mayer Productions) Distributed by: Metro Pictures.  Length: 9 reels, 9,087 feet.  General Release: February 4, 1924.  Presented by: Louis B. Mayer.  Director: Fred Niblo.  Writers: Karl Schoenherr (story [Der Weibsteufel (The She Devil), a 1914 play]), Benjamin Floyd Glazer (story [Thy Name is Woman, a 1920 play translated from Schoenherr’s work]) and Bess Meredyth (adaptation and scenario).  Cinematography: Victor Milner.  Art Director: Ben Carre.  Film Editor: Lloyd Nosler.  Cast: Ramon Novarro, Barbara La Marr, William V. Mong, Wallace MacDonald, Robert Edeson, Edith Roberts, and Claire McDowell.  Surviving prints of this film are on file at George Eastman House (Rochester, New York) and the Warner Archive.  Warner Archive has no current plans to release it to the public (as of August 2014).        

The Shooting of Dan McGrew (Sawyer-Lubin Productions)  Distributed by: Metro Pictures Corporation.  Length: 7 reels, 6,318 feet.  Premiere Date: March 31, 1924.  Supervised by: Arthur Sawyer.  Director: Clarence Badger.  Writers: Robert William Service (story [The Spell of the Yukon and Other Verses, 1907]), Winifred Dunn (scenario), and Barbara La Marr (scenario; uncredited).  Cinematography: Rudolph Bergquist.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Lew Cody, Mae Busch, Percy Marmont, Max Ascher, Fred Warren, George Siegmann, Nelson McDowell, Bert Sprotte, Ina Anson, Philippe De Lacy, Harry Lorraine, Eagle Eye, Milla Davenport, and William Eugene.  A surviving print of this film is on file at Gosfilmofond (Russia).

The White Moth (Maurice Tourneur Productions)  Distributed by: Associated First National Pictures.  Length: 7 reels, 6,571 feet.  General Release: May 12, 1924.  Presented by: M. C. Levee.  Director: Maurice Tourneur.  Writers: Izola Forrester (story [“The White Moth,” originally featured in Ainslee’s Magazine]) and Albert Shelby LeVino (adaptation).  Cinematography: Arthur L. Todd.  Art Director: Jack Okey.  Film Editor: Frank Lawrence.  Assistant Director: Scott R. Beal.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Conway Tearle, Charles De Roche, Ben Lyon, Edna Murphy, Josie Sedgwick, Kathleen Kirkham, and William Orlamond.  Surviving prints of this film are available for onsite viewing by appointment at the Library of Congress Moving Image Research Center (Washington, D.C.) and Museum of Modern Art (New York City).  A surviving print is also on file at Gosfilmofond (Russia). 

Sandra (Associated Pictures)  Distributed by: First National Pictures.  Length: 8 reels, 7,794 feet.  General Release: November 16, 1924.  Director: Arthur Sawyer.  Writer: Pearl Doles Bell (story [Sandra, a 1924 novel]); (no adaptation credits were given but period film magazines reported that Barbara La Marr had at least a partial hand in the scenario.)  Cinematography: George Clarke.  Art Director: Clarke Robinson.  Assistant Art Director: Tom Smith.  Costume Design (Barbara’s gowns): Clare West.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Bert Lytell, Leila Hyams, Augustin Sweeney, Maude Hill, Edgar Nelson, Leon Gordon, Leslie Austin, Lillian Ten Eyck, Morgan Wallace, Arthur Edmund Carewe, Helen Gardner, and Alice Weaver.  No surviving prints of this film are known to exist.

1925

The Heart of a Siren (Associated Pictures)  Distributed by: First National Pictures.  Length: 7 reels, 6,700 feet.  Premiere: March 15, 1925.  General Release: April 26, 1925.   Supervised by: Arthur Sawyer.  Director: Phil Rosen.  Writers: William Hurlbut (story [Hail and Farewell, a 1923 play]), Frederic Hatton (scenario), Fanny Hatton (scenario), and Arthur Hoerl (continuity).  Cinematography: Rudolph Bergquist.  Art Director: M. P. Staulcup. Film Editor: Elmer McGovern.  Assistant Director: Al Hall.  Production Manager: Barney Lubin. Costume Designer (Barbara’s gowns): Charles LeMaire.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Conway Tearle, Harry Morey, Paul Doucet, Ben Finney, Florence Auer, Ida Darling, William Ricciardi, Clifton Webb, Florence Billings, Mike Rayle, Katherine Sullivan, Arnold Daly, and Paul Ricciardi.  Surviving prints of this film are available for onsite viewing by appointment at the University of California, Los Angeles, Film & Television Archive and the University of California, Berkeley, Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive.  A surviving print is also on file at George Eastman House (Rochester, New York).

The White Monkey (Associated Pictures)  Distributed by: First National.  Length: 7 reels, 6,121 feet.  General Release: June 7, 1925.  Supervised by: Arthur Sawyer.  Director: Phil Rosen.  Writers: John Galsworthy (story [The White Monkey, a 1924 novel]), Arthur Hoerl (adaptation), and Louis Sherwin (titles).  Cinematography: Rudolph Bergquist.  Art Director: M. P. Staulcup.  Film Editor: Teddy Hanscom.  Assistant Director: Al Hall.  Production Manager: Barney Lubin.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Thomas Holding, Henry Victor, George F. Marion, Colin Campbell, Charles Mack, Flora Le Breton, and Tammany Young.  Six of the film’s seven reels are available for onsite viewing by appointment at the Library of Congress Moving Image Research Center (Washington, D.C.) and Wisconsin Center for Film and Theater Research (Madison).

1926

The Girl From Montmartre (Associated Holding Corporation, 1926)  Distributed by: First National Pictures.  Length: 6 reels, 6,200 feet.  General Release: January 31, 1926.  Produced by: Arthur Sawyer.  Director: Alfred E. Green.  Production Manager: Barney Lubin.  Assistant Director: Jack Boland.  Writers: Anthony Pryde (story [Spanish Sunlight, a 1925 novel]), Paul Bern (adaptation; uncredited), June Mathis (editorial director), Eve Unsell (continuity), and George Marion, Jr. (titles).  Cinematography: Rudolph Bergquist.  Art Director: Edward J. Shulter.  Film Editor: Al Hall.  Barbara’s Makeup Artist: Perc Westmore.  Cast: Barbara La Marr, Lewis Stone, Robert Ellis, William Eugene, E. H. Calvert, Mario Carillo, Mathilde Comont, Edward Piel, Nicholas De Ruiz, and Bobby Mack.  Note: Due to illness that would result in her death, Barbara was unable to finish the picture; actress Lolita Lee completed Barbara’s unfinished scenes. Warner Brothers has restored a surviving print of this film and, as of September 2015, there are tentative plans to screen it in October 2016 at the Cinema Ritrovato in Bologna, Italy.  While it is not currently anticipated that the film will be released on DVD, it will undoubtedly be shown at various festivals and archives in the future.  A partial print of this film (featuring a Spanish dance sequence [likely performed by Lolita Lee]) is on file at the University of California, Los Angeles, Film & Television Archive.  It is anticipated that the print will one day be available for onsite viewing.

 

 

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