Soul-Fire (1925)

Drama | 31 May 1925

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HISTORY

Some contemporary sources list the film's title as Soul Fire . Portions of the film were shot on location in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Actress Helen Ware recreated her role as "San Francisco Sal" from the Broadway production of Great Music . Actress Harriet Sterling also appeared in the Broadway production, but under the name Harriet Steeling. Her character name in the play was ... More Less

Some contemporary sources list the film's title as Soul Fire . Portions of the film were shot on location in Fort Lauderdale, FL. Actress Helen Ware recreated her role as "San Francisco Sal" from the Broadway production of Great Music . Actress Harriet Sterling also appeared in the Broadway production, but under the name Harriet Steeling. Her character name in the play was "Tihuti." More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
16 May 1925
p. 76.
Film Daily
10 May 1925
p. 8.
New York Times
6 May 1925
p. 26.
Picture-Play Magazine
Jan 1925
p. 27.
Variety
6 May 1925
p. 46.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Art titles
FILM EDITOR
SET DECORATOR
Settings
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Great Music by Martin Brown (New York, 4 Oct 1924).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 May 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 3 May 1925
Copyright Claimant:
Inspiration Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Date:
7 May 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21428
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,262
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In order to study music, Eric Fane goes to Paris, where he becomes infatuated with a Russian princess. Eric writes popular songs, earning enough money from several successes to lead a wild and rich night life. Eric soon tires of the superficiality of his music and turns to serious composition--living a life of poverty which the princess refuses to share. Eric eventually drifts into Port Said, where he plays the piano in a low dancehall; he gets into a fight with a drunken sailor, shooting him and assuming his identity. He sails to the South Seas, where he jumps ship and is found by Teita, a beautiful young English girl whose parents have died. Eric and Teita find love and happiness, but the night before they are to be married in a native ceremony, Eric finds a mark on her shoulder that he believes to indicate leprosy. He sends for a Christian doctor, and, while he is waiting, composes a great concerto. The doctor arrives and informs the couple that the girl suffers only from a minor ailment. Eric's music is later performed in London, where it is received enthusiastically by the people and the ... +


In order to study music, Eric Fane goes to Paris, where he becomes infatuated with a Russian princess. Eric writes popular songs, earning enough money from several successes to lead a wild and rich night life. Eric soon tires of the superficiality of his music and turns to serious composition--living a life of poverty which the princess refuses to share. Eric eventually drifts into Port Said, where he plays the piano in a low dancehall; he gets into a fight with a drunken sailor, shooting him and assuming his identity. He sails to the South Seas, where he jumps ship and is found by Teita, a beautiful young English girl whose parents have died. Eric and Teita find love and happiness, but the night before they are to be married in a native ceremony, Eric finds a mark on her shoulder that he believes to indicate leprosy. He sends for a Christian doctor, and, while he is waiting, composes a great concerto. The doctor arrives and informs the couple that the girl suffers only from a minor ailment. Eric's music is later performed in London, where it is received enthusiastically by the people and the critics. +

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

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