The Winding Stair (1925)

Romance | 25 October 1925

Director:

John Griffith Wray

Writer:

Julian La Mothe

Cinematographer:

Karl Struss

Production Company:

Fox Film Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Cedar Rapids (IA) Republican
26 Mar 1926
p. 10.
Exhibitors Trade Review
10 Oct 1925
p. 36.
Film Daily
18 Oct 1925.
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Variety
20 Jan 1926
p. 14.
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Winding Stair by Alfred Edward Woodley Mason (New York, 1923).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 October 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 October 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21926
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,100
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Paul Ravenal, an officer in the French Foreign Legion, falls in love with Marguerite Lambert, who through unfortunate circumstances is a dancer in the notorious Iris Cafe in Morocco. He is ordered to quell an uprising among the Riffs but learns that the uprising is a ruse to enable the natives to precipitate a massacre in the city. His superiors will not listen to him, and he returns to town, disguised as a native, and saves his sweetheart and the Europeans. Cast out as a deserter, he organizes a regiment of natives when the World War breaks out and under an assumed name offers them to France. His heroism on Flanders' Fields restores his honors and citizenship. Wounded, he is rejoined by Marguerite, who is serving as a Red Cross nurse, and she becomes his ... +


Paul Ravenal, an officer in the French Foreign Legion, falls in love with Marguerite Lambert, who through unfortunate circumstances is a dancer in the notorious Iris Cafe in Morocco. He is ordered to quell an uprising among the Riffs but learns that the uprising is a ruse to enable the natives to precipitate a massacre in the city. His superiors will not listen to him, and he returns to town, disguised as a native, and saves his sweetheart and the Europeans. Cast out as a deserter, he organizes a regiment of natives when the World War breaks out and under an assumed name offers them to France. His heroism on Flanders' Fields restores his honors and citizenship. Wounded, he is rejoined by Marguerite, who is serving as a Red Cross nurse, and she becomes his wife. +

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