Heedless Moths (1921)

Melodrama | 1 October 1921

Director:

Robert Z. Leonard

Producer:

George Perry

Cinematographer:

Harold Young

Production Company:

Perry Plays
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HISTORY

At the New York premiere at the Greenwich Village Theatre, a prolog was given by "The Spirit of the Arch," and small side screens were used to show a portion of the action, with cast members enacting stage tableaux of the incidents shown after the main screen was ... More Less

At the New York premiere at the Greenwich Village Theatre, a prolog was given by "The Spirit of the Arch," and small side screens were used to show a portion of the action, with cast members enacting stage tableaux of the incidents shown after the main screen was raised. More Less

CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Staging (tableaux)
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Stage settings
Sketching
FILM EDITOR
COSTUMES
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short stories "Studio Secrets" "Life Story" and other titles by Audrey Munson in Hearst's Sunday Magazine (publication dates undetermined).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 October 1921
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 3 Jun 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Perry Plays
Copyright Date:
5 June 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17645
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Audrey Munson, who works as an artist's model, is asked by a Greenwich Village painter to pose for him at night. Finding that his intentions are not wholly artistic, she flees from the studio and is found wandering in a storm by a kindly old man who takes her in and introduces her to a celebrated sculptor. Inspired by her, he obtains her consent to pose in the nude for a sculpture to be called "Body and Soul." The sculptor's wife, jealous of his art, falls prey to the attentions of the painter, and a model whom the painter has seduced, intent on killing him, informs the sculptor. Audrey, who has become infatuated with the sculptor, pretends drunkenness, and in disgust he destroys his masterpiece. Ultimately she effects a reconciliation between the sculptor and his ... +


Audrey Munson, who works as an artist's model, is asked by a Greenwich Village painter to pose for him at night. Finding that his intentions are not wholly artistic, she flees from the studio and is found wandering in a storm by a kindly old man who takes her in and introduces her to a celebrated sculptor. Inspired by her, he obtains her consent to pose in the nude for a sculpture to be called "Body and Soul." The sculptor's wife, jealous of his art, falls prey to the attentions of the painter, and a model whom the painter has seduced, intent on killing him, informs the sculptor. Audrey, who has become infatuated with the sculptor, pretends drunkenness, and in disgust he destroys his masterpiece. Ultimately she effects a reconciliation between the sculptor and his wife. +

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

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