The Unchastened Woman (1925)

Melodrama | 15 November 1925

Director:

James Young

Writer:

Douglas Doty

Cinematographer:

William O'Connell

Production Company:

Chadwick Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

The Unchastened Woman was the last feature film appearance of silent star Theda Bara (1885--1955), known for her trend-setting "vamp" roles in several 1910s pictures, including A Fool There Was (see entry). As mentioned in pre-production notices about The Unchastened Woman , Bara had not appeared onscreen since late 1919, when she starred in the Fox film The Lure of Ambition , directed by Edmund Lawrence (see entry).
       An earlier film adaptation of Louis Kaufman Anspacher's play was produced in 1918. That film, also entitled The Unchastened Woman , was directed by William Humphrey and starred Grace Valentine.(see entry).
       The 20 Jun 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review mentioned that among the cast members were George Walsh, Marc McDermott, and Gladys Brockwell, but they were not listed in ... More Less

The Unchastened Woman was the last feature film appearance of silent star Theda Bara (1885--1955), known for her trend-setting "vamp" roles in several 1910s pictures, including A Fool There Was (see entry). As mentioned in pre-production notices about The Unchastened Woman , Bara had not appeared onscreen since late 1919, when she starred in the Fox film The Lure of Ambition , directed by Edmund Lawrence (see entry).
       An earlier film adaptation of Louis Kaufman Anspacher's play was produced in 1918. That film, also entitled The Unchastened Woman , was directed by William Humphrey and starred Grace Valentine.(see entry).
       The 20 Jun 1925 Exhibitors Trade Review mentioned that among the cast members were George Walsh, Marc McDermott, and Gladys Brockwell, but they were not listed in credits. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Jun 1925
p. 62.
Exhibitors Trade Review
2 Jan 1926
p. 33.
Film Daily
26 Dec 1925.
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Fitchburg (MS) Sentinel
6 Oct 1925
p. 10.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Chadwick Special Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Unchastened Woman by Louis K. Anspacher (New York, 9 Oct 1915).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 November 1925
Premiere Information:
Fitchburg, MS opening: 7 October 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Chadwick Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
16 November 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22004
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,800
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Caroline Knollys is about to tell her husband, Hubert, that she is pregnant when she discovers him in the arms of his secretary, Emily Madden. Determined to teach him a lesson, she does not tell him of her condition but goes off to Europe and leaves Hubert in the care of Emily. She has the baby, but this does not prevent her from becoming the most discussed woman on the Continent. Hubert becomes jealous, especially when she returns home in the company of young architect Lawrence Sanbury, whom she is sponsoring. Tired of Emily, Hubert repents, but Caroline is obdurate. He pays Caroline an unexpected visit, hoping to discover evidence for a divorce. Instead, he is presented with his son, and the couple are ... +


Caroline Knollys is about to tell her husband, Hubert, that she is pregnant when she discovers him in the arms of his secretary, Emily Madden. Determined to teach him a lesson, she does not tell him of her condition but goes off to Europe and leaves Hubert in the care of Emily. She has the baby, but this does not prevent her from becoming the most discussed woman on the Continent. Hubert becomes jealous, especially when she returns home in the company of young architect Lawrence Sanbury, whom she is sponsoring. Tired of Emily, Hubert repents, but Caroline is obdurate. He pays Caroline an unexpected visit, hoping to discover evidence for a divorce. Instead, he is presented with his son, and the couple are reconciled. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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