One Year To Live (1925)

Melodrama | 15 March 1925

Director:

Irving Cummings

Writer:

J. G. Hawks

Cinematographer:

Arthur L. Todd

Editor:

Charles Hunt

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

The film is based on a newpaper series by John Hunter in which a number of people, including celebrities, were asked what they would do with their lives if they had only one year to live. The series ran in American newspapers in 1924, often with a contest component for the best answer.
       An item in the 10 Jan 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that director Irving Cummings was "deep in the filming" of One Year to Live at the Clune Studios at Melrose and Bronson avenues in Hollywood, CA, and that his cast included Tully Marshall, Marc McDermott, Robert Edeson, and Marjorie Daw. However, none of those actors was credited in film ... More Less

The film is based on a newpaper series by John Hunter in which a number of people, including celebrities, were asked what they would do with their lives if they had only one year to live. The series ran in American newspapers in 1924, often with a contest component for the best answer.
       An item in the 10 Jan 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review noted that director Irving Cummings was "deep in the filming" of One Year to Live at the Clune Studios at Melrose and Bronson avenues in Hollywood, CA, and that his cast included Tully Marshall, Marc McDermott, Robert Edeson, and Marjorie Daw. However, none of those actors was credited in film credits. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
10 Jan 1925
p. 25.
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Feb 1925
p. 38.
Film Daily
8 Mar 1925.
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New York Times
6 Jul 1925
p. 12.
Spokane (WA) Spokesman-Review
27 Apr 1924
p. 9.
Variety
8 Jul 1925
p. 37.
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 March 1925
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 February 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21127
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,064
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Elsie Duchanier, the maid of the star dancer in Brunel's Follies, falls in love with Capt. Tom Kendrick, an American soldier stationed in France. Kendrick is reassigned to the United States, and Dr. La Pierre, who is also in love with Elsie, tells her that she has only one year to live. Elsie then accepts Maurice Brunel's offer to make her the main attraction of his new follies. Elsie soon becomes famous and is showered with gifts and attention, but she does not submit to Brunel's advances, the price he demands for making her a star. Tom returns to France and meets La Pierre, who confesses that his "one year to live" warning to Elsie was an unsuccessful attempt at seduction. La Pierre also tells Tom of Brunel's desire for Elsie, and Tom finds her just in time to prevent Brunel's unwelcome advances. Elsie and Tom are happily ... +


Elsie Duchanier, the maid of the star dancer in Brunel's Follies, falls in love with Capt. Tom Kendrick, an American soldier stationed in France. Kendrick is reassigned to the United States, and Dr. La Pierre, who is also in love with Elsie, tells her that she has only one year to live. Elsie then accepts Maurice Brunel's offer to make her the main attraction of his new follies. Elsie soon becomes famous and is showered with gifts and attention, but she does not submit to Brunel's advances, the price he demands for making her a star. Tom returns to France and meets La Pierre, who confesses that his "one year to live" warning to Elsie was an unsuccessful attempt at seduction. La Pierre also tells Tom of Brunel's desire for Elsie, and Tom finds her just in time to prevent Brunel's unwelcome advances. Elsie and Tom are happily reunited. +

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