Playing With Souls (1925)

Melodrama | 3 May 1925

Director:

Ralph Ince

Cinematographer:

Hal Mohr

Production Company:

Thomas H. Ince Corp.
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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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Film Daily
3 May 1925.
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New York Times
28 Apr 1925
p. 18.
Variety
6 May 1925
p. 47.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Playing With Souls by Clara (Longworth) Comtesse de Chambrun (New York, 1922).
DETAILS
Release Date:
3 May 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 30 April 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 March 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21196
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,831
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Matt and Amy Dale separate, their son, Matthew, is put in an English school and kept in ignorance of his parents' identities. As he grows to manhood, reflections on his paternity increasingly obsess Matthew, and he finally goes to Paris in search of information about his family. There he meets Bricotte, a girl of Montmartre of questionable morals. News of Matthew's late hours and his heavy drinking reaches his father, who comes to Paris and introduces himself to Matthew as a friend. The elder Dale arranges to have Bricotte in his own apartment when Matthew arrives, causing Matthew to suspect her of cheating on him. Matthew's mother is also in Paris, changed by the passing years. Matthew meets her, and she uses her feminine arts to vamp him. They are discovered by the elder Dale, who reveals to Matthew both his own and his mother's true identities. Matthew attempts to commit suicide but is saved by his father. He returns to England and marries Margo, his fiancée. Matt and Amy Dale are reunited for their twilight ... +


When Matt and Amy Dale separate, their son, Matthew, is put in an English school and kept in ignorance of his parents' identities. As he grows to manhood, reflections on his paternity increasingly obsess Matthew, and he finally goes to Paris in search of information about his family. There he meets Bricotte, a girl of Montmartre of questionable morals. News of Matthew's late hours and his heavy drinking reaches his father, who comes to Paris and introduces himself to Matthew as a friend. The elder Dale arranges to have Bricotte in his own apartment when Matthew arrives, causing Matthew to suspect her of cheating on him. Matthew's mother is also in Paris, changed by the passing years. Matthew meets her, and she uses her feminine arts to vamp him. They are discovered by the elder Dale, who reveals to Matthew both his own and his mother's true identities. Matthew attempts to commit suicide but is saved by his father. He returns to England and marries Margo, his fiancée. Matt and Amy Dale are reunited for their twilight years. +

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