Irish Luck (1925)

Melodrama | 7 December 1925

Director:

Victor Heerman

Cinematographer:

Alvin Wyckoff

Production Designer:

Walter E. Keller

Production Company:

Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
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HISTORY

Norman Venner's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post from 16 May to 20 Jun 1925. According to new items, the film's exteriors were shot in Ireland. Most interiors were shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Long Island, New York, from late Aug through early Oct 1925. FD news items reported that a few of the Irish cast members sailed with the principals to New York to complete scenes ... More Less

Norman Venner's novel was serialized in The Saturday Evening Post from 16 May to 20 Jun 1925. According to new items, the film's exteriors were shot in Ireland. Most interiors were shot at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Long Island, New York, from late Aug through early Oct 1925. FD news items reported that a few of the Irish cast members sailed with the principals to New York to complete scenes there. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
23 Aug 1925
p. 1.
Film Daily
1 Sep 1925
p. 1.
Film Daily
4 Oct 1925
p. 11.
Film Daily
1 Nov 1925
p. 11.
Film Daily
29 Nov 1925.
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New York Times
24 Nov 1925
p. 28.
Variety
25 Nov 1925
p. 38.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
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Prod mgr
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Imperfect Imposter by Norman Venner (New York, 1925).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 December 1925
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 22 November 1925
Production Date:
ended early October 1925 at Paramount Studios, Astoria, Long Island
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
8 December 1925
Copyright Number:
LP22093
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,008
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Tom Donahue, a New York traffic cop, wins a trip to Europe in a newspaper contest, and he decides to visit relatives in Ireland. Arriving in Dublin, he learns that he is an exact double for Lord Fitzhugh, a young Irish aristocrat with whom he becomes friends. The Earl of Killarney, Fitzhugh's uncle, who is on his deathbed, wishes to see his favorite nephew and wipe out past animosities. Fitzhugh, in the meantime, has disappeared, and his sister, Lady Gwendolyn, persuades Tom to take his place. Tom successfully impersonates Fitzhugh, thus assuring the latter's inheritance, and uncovers a conspiracy led by Douglas, another nephew, to kill Fitzhugh after the uncle's death and thus gain the estate. Fitzhugh is freed, and Tom wins the hand of ... +


Tom Donahue, a New York traffic cop, wins a trip to Europe in a newspaper contest, and he decides to visit relatives in Ireland. Arriving in Dublin, he learns that he is an exact double for Lord Fitzhugh, a young Irish aristocrat with whom he becomes friends. The Earl of Killarney, Fitzhugh's uncle, who is on his deathbed, wishes to see his favorite nephew and wipe out past animosities. Fitzhugh, in the meantime, has disappeared, and his sister, Lady Gwendolyn, persuades Tom to take his place. Tom successfully impersonates Fitzhugh, thus assuring the latter's inheritance, and uncovers a conspiracy led by Douglas, another nephew, to kill Fitzhugh after the uncle's death and thus gain the estate. Fitzhugh is freed, and Tom wins the hand of Gwendolyn. +

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