The Mirage (1924)

Comedy | 28 December 1924

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The 20 Sep 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that preparation for The Mirage began that week at the Thomas H. Ince Studio in Culver City, CA. ...

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The 20 Sep 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that preparation for The Mirage began that week at the Thomas H. Ince Studio in Culver City, CA.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Sep 1924
p. 34
Exhibitors Trade Review
17 Jan 1925
p. 49
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Mirage by Edgar Selwyn (New York, 30 Sep 1920).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 December 1924
Production Date:
began Sep 1924
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Regal Pictures
29 December 1924
LP20970, LP21134
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,770
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Leaving her family and sweetheart behind, Irene Martin departs from her small hometown and goes to New York, hoping for a career as an opera singer. She finds a part in the show on the Knickerbocker Roof and meets Henry Galt, a wealthy businessman, who asks her to a party. The next day she receives a box of roses and $50 from Galt, sent to her as payment for entertaining his guests. Deeply insulted, Irene goes to Galt to demand an apology and to return the money, but he explains that he often hires chorus girls to entertain prospective customers and then makes an agreement with Irene for her professional services. Entertaining at Galt's parties, Irene remains aloof, and Galt, who recognizes her worth, falls in love with her. Al Manning, Irene's sweetheart, is sent to New York to do business with Galt, and, finding Irene in Galt's company, he suspects the worst, "propositions" her, and informs her mother that Irene is a fallen woman. Galt realizes that he has compromised Irene's reputation and asks her to marry him. Irene at first refuses, mistaking his love for gallantry, but when she finally realizes that his love is genuine, she gladly accepts his ...

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Leaving her family and sweetheart behind, Irene Martin departs from her small hometown and goes to New York, hoping for a career as an opera singer. She finds a part in the show on the Knickerbocker Roof and meets Henry Galt, a wealthy businessman, who asks her to a party. The next day she receives a box of roses and $50 from Galt, sent to her as payment for entertaining his guests. Deeply insulted, Irene goes to Galt to demand an apology and to return the money, but he explains that he often hires chorus girls to entertain prospective customers and then makes an agreement with Irene for her professional services. Entertaining at Galt's parties, Irene remains aloof, and Galt, who recognizes her worth, falls in love with her. Al Manning, Irene's sweetheart, is sent to New York to do business with Galt, and, finding Irene in Galt's company, he suspects the worst, "propositions" her, and informs her mother that Irene is a fallen woman. Galt realizes that he has compromised Irene's reputation and asks her to marry him. Irene at first refuses, mistaking his love for gallantry, but when she finally realizes that his love is genuine, she gladly accepts his proposal.

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Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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