A Slave of Fashion (1925)

Romantic comedy | 23 August 1925

Director:

Hobart Henley

Cinematographer:

Ben Reynolds

Production Designer:

Cedric Gibbons

Production Company:

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to the 20 Jun 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review, the film's original title was Nothing to Wear. It was filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Culver City studio.
       Copyright records and some reviews list the film as a Metro-Goldwyn production, while some reviews and ads list it as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer ... More Less

According to the 20 Jun 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review, the film's original title was Nothing to Wear. It was filmed at Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer's Culver City studio.
       Copyright records and some reviews list the film as a Metro-Goldwyn production, while some reviews and ads list it as a Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer production. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Jun 1925
p. 62.
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Jul 1925
pp. 21-25.
Exhibitors Trade Review
8 Aug 1925
p. 40.
Film Daily
9 Aug 1925.
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New York Times
21 Jul 1925
p. 26.
Variety
22 Jul 1925
p. 31.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Nothing to Wear
Release Date:
23 August 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 19 July 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 July 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21673
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,986
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Katherine Emerson, an Iowa girl hungry for the good things in life, leaves her small hometown and sets out for New York. En route, she is involved in a train wreck in which another woman is killed. Katherine finds the woman's purse and, among its contents, discovers an invitation for the woman to spend 6 months in an unoccupied luxury apartment in Manhattan. Katherine seizes this opportunity and sets up housekeeping in the elegant suite, living well and dressing in the newest fashions. Her family appears unexpectedly, and Katherine tells them that she is married to Nicholas Wentworth, the apartment's owner. Mother Emerson, disturbed that Nicholas is not living with his "wife," writes to him in Europe and asks him to return. Nicholas arrives unexpectedly and is highly amused at Katherine's predicament, taking every opportunity to make her miserable. Katherine finally decides to tell her family the truth, but she is forestalled when Nicholas, who has decided that she would make a good wife, asks her to marry ... +


Katherine Emerson, an Iowa girl hungry for the good things in life, leaves her small hometown and sets out for New York. En route, she is involved in a train wreck in which another woman is killed. Katherine finds the woman's purse and, among its contents, discovers an invitation for the woman to spend 6 months in an unoccupied luxury apartment in Manhattan. Katherine seizes this opportunity and sets up housekeeping in the elegant suite, living well and dressing in the newest fashions. Her family appears unexpectedly, and Katherine tells them that she is married to Nicholas Wentworth, the apartment's owner. Mother Emerson, disturbed that Nicholas is not living with his "wife," writes to him in Europe and asks him to return. Nicholas arrives unexpectedly and is highly amused at Katherine's predicament, taking every opportunity to make her miserable. Katherine finally decides to tell her family the truth, but she is forestalled when Nicholas, who has decided that she would make a good wife, asks her to marry him. +

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