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The film begun circa late Jun 1925 with Josef von Sternberg as the film's director, but he was replaced by Christy Cabanne. Available reviews only credit Cabanne. Sources disagree in crediting titles, citing either Marian Ainslee or the team of Katherine Hilliker and H. H. ... More Less

The film begun circa late Jun 1925 with Josef von Sternberg as the film's director, but he was replaced by Christy Cabanne. Available reviews only credit Cabanne. Sources disagree in crediting titles, citing either Marian Ainslee or the team of Katherine Hilliker and H. H. Caldwell. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
5 Dec 1925
p. 44.
Film Daily
7 Jun 1925
p. 1.
Film Daily
6 Dec 1925
p. 4.
New York Times
30 Nov 1925
p. 17.
Variety
2 Dec 1925
p. 41.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 December 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 29 Nov 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Copyright Date:
7 December 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22123
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,699
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Gaby, a dancer and sometime thief working in a Montmartre cafe, meets Grover, an American millionaire who is doing research on French crime. He arranges to interview Gaby for his study, and, after several discussions, they fall in love. A wedding date is set, but Antoine, Gaby's former partner in both dancing and crime, forces her to steal a valuable necklace from Grover by threatening to kill him if she doesn't. Antoine is arrested by the prefect of police, and Grover, realizing that Gaby stole the necklace to protect his life, continues with the preparations for the ... +


Gaby, a dancer and sometime thief working in a Montmartre cafe, meets Grover, an American millionaire who is doing research on French crime. He arranges to interview Gaby for his study, and, after several discussions, they fall in love. A wedding date is set, but Antoine, Gaby's former partner in both dancing and crime, forces her to steal a valuable necklace from Grover by threatening to kill him if she doesn't. Antoine is arrested by the prefect of police, and Grover, realizing that Gaby stole the necklace to protect his life, continues with the preparations for the wedding. +

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

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