Marriage in Transit (1925)

Comedy-drama | 25 April 1925

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HISTORY

Referring to the film as The Best Man, the 14 Feb 1925 Moving Picture World announced the forthcoming Fox Film Corp. picture to be directed by R. William Neill and to star Edmund Lowe. Newcomer Carole Lombard (misprinted as “Grace Lombard”) was set to co-star. Lombard was featured in her first credited role, as the only female among a dozen men, as stated in the 11 Apr 1925 Moving Picture World.
       The 28 Feb 1925 issue of Moving Picture World noted the title change to Marriage in Transit, and stated that principal photography was currently underway at Fox Studios in Hollywood, CA, soon be completed. On 15 Mar 1925, FD reported that filming had ended.
       Marriage in Transit was released on 25 Apr 1925, according to the 16 May 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review. ... More Less

Referring to the film as The Best Man, the 14 Feb 1925 Moving Picture World announced the forthcoming Fox Film Corp. picture to be directed by R. William Neill and to star Edmund Lowe. Newcomer Carole Lombard (misprinted as “Grace Lombard”) was set to co-star. Lombard was featured in her first credited role, as the only female among a dozen men, as stated in the 11 Apr 1925 Moving Picture World.
       The 28 Feb 1925 issue of Moving Picture World noted the title change to Marriage in Transit, and stated that principal photography was currently underway at Fox Studios in Hollywood, CA, soon be completed. On 15 Mar 1925, FD reported that filming had ended.
       Marriage in Transit was released on 25 Apr 1925, according to the 16 May 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Binghamton (NY) Press
12 May 1925.
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Exhibitors Trade Review
16 May 1925
p. 85.
Film Daily
15 Mar 1925
p. 6.
Film Daily
3 May 1925.
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Moving Picture World
14 Feb 1925
p. 718.
Moving Picture World
28 Feb 1925
p. 929.
Moving Picture World
11 Apr 1925
p. 595.
Photoplay
Apr 1925
p. 108.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Best Man
Release Date:
25 April 1925
Production Date:
late-February--mid March 1925
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
5 April 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21363
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,800
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A gang of crooks led by Holden steals a government code, and Cyril Gordon, a Secret Service agent who bears a strong resemblance to the gang leader, is assigned to recover the stolen documents. Cyril successfully impersonates Holden and recovers the papers. He also gets himself a bride when, in the name of Holden, he marries Celia, a beautiful young woman who was about to sacrifice herself in matrimony to the gangster. Cyril discloses his identity to the girl, and they journey together to Washington, where Cyril reports to his superiors. Holden catches up with the newlyweds and traps them in a hotel room, but Cyril outfights Holden and escapes with his new wife. The gang is broken up, and Celia announces to Cyril that she would be honored to continue as his ... +


A gang of crooks led by Holden steals a government code, and Cyril Gordon, a Secret Service agent who bears a strong resemblance to the gang leader, is assigned to recover the stolen documents. Cyril successfully impersonates Holden and recovers the papers. He also gets himself a bride when, in the name of Holden, he marries Celia, a beautiful young woman who was about to sacrifice herself in matrimony to the gangster. Cyril discloses his identity to the girl, and they journey together to Washington, where Cyril reports to his superiors. Holden catches up with the newlyweds and traps them in a hotel room, but Cyril outfights Holden and escapes with his new wife. The gang is broken up, and Celia announces to Cyril that she would be honored to continue as his wife. +

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