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The Dec 1924 Photoplay reported that The Coast of Folly was set to be filmed in France, where the star, Gloria Swanson, was already making Madame Sans Gene. ... More Less

The Dec 1924 Photoplay reported that The Coast of Folly was set to be filmed in France, where the star, Gloria Swanson, was already making Madame Sans Gene. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
13 Sep 1925
p. 6.
Moving Picture World
12 Sep 1925
pp. 171-72.
New York Times
31 Aug 1925
p. 19.
Photoplay
Dec 1924
p. 112.
Variety
2 Sep 1925
p. 36.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Coast of Folly by Conigsby William Dawson (New York, 1924).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 September 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 30 AUg 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
23 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21840
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,974
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nadine Gathway, unable to abide her priggish husband, leaves home and drops out of sight for 20 years. When Mr. Gathway dies, he leaves his huge fortune to his daughter, Joyce, on the condition that she never become involved in scandal. Joyce becomes interested in Larry Fay, whose wife sues her for alienation of affections. In Paris, Nadine, who has become the Countess de Tauro, hears of the scandal and returns to the United States, intent on helping the daughter she once deserted. Nadine involves Mrs. Fay in a wild and compromising party and "blackmails" her into withdrawing her suit. Nadine then returns to her understanding husband, and Joyce awaits Larry, who is divorcing his ... +


Nadine Gathway, unable to abide her priggish husband, leaves home and drops out of sight for 20 years. When Mr. Gathway dies, he leaves his huge fortune to his daughter, Joyce, on the condition that she never become involved in scandal. Joyce becomes interested in Larry Fay, whose wife sues her for alienation of affections. In Paris, Nadine, who has become the Countess de Tauro, hears of the scandal and returns to the United States, intent on helping the daughter she once deserted. Nadine involves Mrs. Fay in a wild and compromising party and "blackmails" her into withdrawing her suit. Nadine then returns to her understanding husband, and Joyce awaits Larry, who is divorcing his wife. +

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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