The Unguarded Hour (1925)

Comedy-drama | 22 November 1925

Director:

Lambert Hillyer

Cinematographer:

Roy Carpenter

Editor:

Arthur Tavares

Production Designer:

Milton Menasco

Production Company:

First National Pictures, Inc.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Nov 1925
p. 31
Film Daily
29 Nov 1925
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New York Times
4 Apr 1925
p. 11
Variety
20 Jan 1926
p. 40
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 November 1925
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
First National Pictures, Inc.
20 November 1925
LP22022
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,613
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Bryce Gilbert convinces his daughter, Virginia, that she should not elope with a casual boyfriend and sends her to Italy to stay with his fiancée, Duchess Bianca. Bianca's nephew, Duke Andrea d'Arona, is indifferent to women and devotes his time to experiments with ether waves. Virginia arrives in an airplane, which crashes into Andrea's radio tower. Eventually, he succumbs to Virginia's charms. Elena, Andrea's sister, has been indiscreet in her love for Count Stelio Danieli, and he refuses to marry her. She asks Virginia to plead with Stelio. Virginia invites Stelio to her room, and there he makes advances to her. Andrea and Bianca come into the room and find the two in a compromising situation. Virginia refuses to explain, hoping to protect Elena. Elena kills herself, leaving a note explaining her unrequited love. Andrea attempts to kill Stelio, and a fight ensues in which Stelio falls to his death. The tragedy brings Virginia and Andrea to a deeper understanding of their ...

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Bryce Gilbert convinces his daughter, Virginia, that she should not elope with a casual boyfriend and sends her to Italy to stay with his fiancée, Duchess Bianca. Bianca's nephew, Duke Andrea d'Arona, is indifferent to women and devotes his time to experiments with ether waves. Virginia arrives in an airplane, which crashes into Andrea's radio tower. Eventually, he succumbs to Virginia's charms. Elena, Andrea's sister, has been indiscreet in her love for Count Stelio Danieli, and he refuses to marry her. She asks Virginia to plead with Stelio. Virginia invites Stelio to her room, and there he makes advances to her. Andrea and Bianca come into the room and find the two in a compromising situation. Virginia refuses to explain, hoping to protect Elena. Elena kills herself, leaving a note explaining her unrequited love. Andrea attempts to kill Stelio, and a fight ensues in which Stelio falls to his death. The tragedy brings Virginia and Andrea to a deeper understanding of their love.

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GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Society


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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