Old Loves and New (1926)

Romance | 11 April 1926

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writer:

Marion Fairfax

Cinematographer:

Henry Cronjager

Editor:

Patricia Rooney

Production Designer:

Jack Okey

Production Company:

Sam E. Rork Productions
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HISTORY

The Desert Healer was a working title for Old Loves and New. The 10 Jan 1926 FD reported that Katherine MacDonald came out of retirement to star in the ... More Less

The Desert Healer was a working title for Old Loves and New. The 10 Jan 1926 FD reported that Katherine MacDonald came out of retirement to star in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
10 Jan 1926
p. 10.
Film Daily
2 May 1926.
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New York Times
20 Apr 1926
p. 24.
Variety
21 Apr 1926
p. 34.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTOR
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Desert Healer by Edith Maude Hull (Boston, 1923).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Desert Healer
Release Date:
11 April 1926
Copyright Claimant:
First National Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
20 April 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22616
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6, 500 , 7,423
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gervas Lord Carew returns from the war to find that his wife, Elinor, has deserted him for Lord Geradine, leaving their infant son dying. Embittered and disillusioned, he goes to Algeria and devotes himself to healing the desert tribesmen, who revere him. Meanwhile, Lord Geradine casts aside the faithless Elinor and marries Marny O'Meara; later he travels to Algeria for his health; and Marny, captured by desert brigands, is rescued by Carew, known as El Hakim, and is attracted to him. Elinor traces Geradine and scores him for his cruelty; she meets her husband again but refuses to return to him when he pretends to be a poor man. Carew rescues Marny from a beating by her husband, carrying her into the desert. Geradine determines to avenge himself but is killed by his hunting elephant, which he has cruelly mistreated; thus Lord Carew and Marny find themselves joined in a new ... +


Gervas Lord Carew returns from the war to find that his wife, Elinor, has deserted him for Lord Geradine, leaving their infant son dying. Embittered and disillusioned, he goes to Algeria and devotes himself to healing the desert tribesmen, who revere him. Meanwhile, Lord Geradine casts aside the faithless Elinor and marries Marny O'Meara; later he travels to Algeria for his health; and Marny, captured by desert brigands, is rescued by Carew, known as El Hakim, and is attracted to him. Elinor traces Geradine and scores him for his cruelty; she meets her husband again but refuses to return to him when he pretends to be a poor man. Carew rescues Marny from a beating by her husband, carrying her into the desert. Geradine determines to avenge himself but is killed by his hunting elephant, which he has cruelly mistreated; thus Lord Carew and Marny find themselves joined in a new love. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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