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The Dec 1924 Photoplay announced that Dorothy Mackaill was costarring with George O'Brien, but she is not in credits.
       The play, which was written by Viola Tree and Gerald De Maurier under the pseudonym Hubert Parsons, opened on Broadway on 17 Oct 1923. Fox produced a sound adaptation of the play, also entitled The Dancers , in 1930. That film was directed by Chandler Sprague and starred Lois Moran and Phillips Holmes (see entry). Unlike the play and the 1930 film, which were set in the Pacific Northwest, the 1925 version was set in South ... More Less

The Dec 1924 Photoplay announced that Dorothy Mackaill was costarring with George O'Brien, but she is not in credits.
       The play, which was written by Viola Tree and Gerald De Maurier under the pseudonym Hubert Parsons, opened on Broadway on 17 Oct 1923. Fox produced a sound adaptation of the play, also entitled The Dancers , in 1930. That film was directed by Chandler Sprague and starred Lois Moran and Phillips Holmes (see entry). Unlike the play and the 1930 film, which were set in the Pacific Northwest, the 1925 version was set in South America. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
21 Jan 1925
p. 49.
Film Daily
18 Jan 1925.
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New York Times
26 Jan 1925
p. 22.
Photoplay
Dec 1924
p. 112.
Variety
7 Jan 1925
p. 38.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Dancers by Hubert Parsons (London, 15 Feb 1923).
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 January 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 January 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21098
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,583
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unable to make a living in crowded London, Tony goes to South America. There he becomes owner of a saloon and dancehall. One of the dancers, Maxine, falls in love with him, but he remains true to the memory of Una, his childhood sweetheart. Una lives a life of mad parties and champagne, forgets Tony, and finally yields to the embraces of an admirer. Tony unexpectedly becomes heir to a title and a fortune and returns to London, becoming immediately engaged to Una. She keeps her indiscretion secret until the night before the wedding, when she tells Tony of her slip from virtue. Tony forgives her, but she has taken poison and dies. Tony returns to South America and finds solace in a marriage with ... +


Unable to make a living in crowded London, Tony goes to South America. There he becomes owner of a saloon and dancehall. One of the dancers, Maxine, falls in love with him, but he remains true to the memory of Una, his childhood sweetheart. Una lives a life of mad parties and champagne, forgets Tony, and finally yields to the embraces of an admirer. Tony unexpectedly becomes heir to a title and a fortune and returns to London, becoming immediately engaged to Una. She keeps her indiscretion secret until the night before the wedding, when she tells Tony of her slip from virtue. Tony forgives her, but she has taken poison and dies. Tony returns to South America and finds solace in a marriage with Maxine. +

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