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The 24 Oct 1925 Motion Picture News reported that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (M-G-M) had purchased screen rights to the soon-to-be-serialized short story, Altars of Desire, written by Maria Thompson Davies. M-G-M won out over several producers who were also seeking acquisition, as stated in a 31 Oct 1925 Moving Picture World news item. According to the 4 Nov 1925 Var, a director had not yet been chosen.
       Five months later, the 10 Apr 1926 Motion Picture News announced that Mae Murray would be starring in the picture, as part of her new M-G-M contract. Sydney Algier would act as production manager, according to the 22 Apr 1926 FD, and Bernard H. Hyman would be producing the picture, as noted in the 24 Apr 1926 Motion Picture News. However, neither Algier nor Hyman were listed in reviews.
       The 24 Apr 1926 FD announced that principal photography would begin that week at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, ... More Less

The 24 Oct 1925 Motion Picture News reported that Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (M-G-M) had purchased screen rights to the soon-to-be-serialized short story, Altars of Desire, written by Maria Thompson Davies. M-G-M won out over several producers who were also seeking acquisition, as stated in a 31 Oct 1925 Moving Picture World news item. According to the 4 Nov 1925 Var, a director had not yet been chosen.
       Five months later, the 10 Apr 1926 Motion Picture News announced that Mae Murray would be starring in the picture, as part of her new M-G-M contract. Sydney Algier would act as production manager, according to the 22 Apr 1926 FD, and Bernard H. Hyman would be producing the picture, as noted in the 24 Apr 1926 Motion Picture News. However, neither Algier nor Hyman were listed in reviews.
       The 24 Apr 1926 FD announced that principal photography would begin that week at the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios in Culver City, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
22 Apr 1926
p. 2.
Film Daily
24 Apr 1926
p. 13.
Motion Picture News
1 May 1926
p. 2620.
Motion Picture News
24 Oct 1925.
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Motion Picture News
10 Apr 1926.
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Motion Picture News
24 Apr 1926.
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Moving Picture World
31 Oct 1925.
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Variety
4 Nov 1925
p. 36.
Variety
27 Apr 1927
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
Prod mgr
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Settings
COSTUMES
Ward
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on Maria Thompson Davies short story, Altars of Desire (1925).
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 February 1927
Production Date:
began 15 April 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 December 1926
Copyright Number:
LP23583
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,037
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Claire Sutherland, an unsophisticated girl, is sent by her father to Paris to acquire some social polish. She returns with a bevy of fashionable clothes, some new ideas, and a Parisian count with whom she has become infatuated. However, Claire soon becomes interested in young David Elrod, because of his apparent indifference to her. When she discovers that the count is married and realizes that her happiness actually lies with David, all ends ... +


Claire Sutherland, an unsophisticated girl, is sent by her father to Paris to acquire some social polish. She returns with a bevy of fashionable clothes, some new ideas, and a Parisian count with whom she has become infatuated. However, Claire soon becomes interested in young David Elrod, because of his apparent indifference to her. When she discovers that the count is married and realizes that her happiness actually lies with David, all ends happily. +

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Subject

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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