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Souls for Sale (1923)

Passed  -  Comedy | Drama | Romance  -  22 April 1923 (USA)
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A young woman hits Hollywood, determined to become a star.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frank Mayo ...
Tom Holby
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Frank Claymore
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Robina Teele
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Leva Lemaire
Lew Cody ...
Owen Scudder
Forrest Robinson ...
Rev. John Steddon
Edith Yorke ...
Mrs. Steddon
Snitz Edwards ...
Komical Kale - the Klown
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Pinkey - Assistant Director
Dale Fuller ...
Abigail Tweedy - Singer
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Himself - Celebrity Director
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Himself - Celebrity Actor
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Himself - Celebrity Director
Fred Niblo ...
Himself - Celebrity Director
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Storyline

On board a train en route to Los Angeles, runaway bride Remember Steddon, believing now that she married in haste, abandons her husband, Owen Scudder, not knowing at the time that Scudder had previously married and murdered solely for money. Unprepared to be on her own, Mem, as she is known to her friends, accidentally stumbles across the outdoor set of a Hollywood movie directed by Frank Claymore. Mem is welcomed onto the set by the cast and crew. But as the shooting moves on, Mem decides to pursue other avenues, as she had been taught by her conservative parents that movie acting was a disreputable occupation. But needing work, Mem decides to try her hand at being an actress. This task is easier said than done, until she runs across Claymore again, he who is determined to make her a star. As her movie stardom does indeed rise, so does the admiration of adoration of legions, including her director Claymore, and her leading man Tom Holby. A further consequence of her stardom is that ... Written by Huggo

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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22 April 1923 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Almas à Venda  »

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A large number of the credited (in AFI and elsewhere) "celebrities" do not appear in the surviving version shown on Turner Classic Movies. They include: Hugo Ballin, Mabel Ballin, Robert Edeson, Claude Gillingwater, Dagmar Godowsky, Elaine Hammerstein, Alice Lake, Bessie Love, Patsy Ruth Miller, Anna Q. Nilsson, Milton Sills, Anita Stewart, Blanche Sweet, Florence Vidor, King Vidor, Johnnie Walker, and George Walsh. See more »

Quotes

Frank Claymore: Holby, I'd be much obliged if you'd leave that nice little girl alone.
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Frank Claymore: None of your damned business.
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this film will be on TCM this month
18 January 2006 | by (adelaide) – See all my reviews

a two minute clip with new music can viewed on the Turner Classic Movies web site. It is an excellent restoration of a very interesting film. Many of the leading directors of the 1920,s appear in cameo ( Von Stroheim, Marshal Neilan etc). The TCM data base states that the movie is not available on video. Hovever, they invite voting for its debut as a video.. Based on my seeing that too short clip, I certainly would welcome the chance to obtain a DVD. It is amazing that films that seemed to be lost forever, have now been found. Gloria Swanson always lamented the loss of the feature film that she made with Valentino. It is such a pity that she cannot see the found film that is now on DVD. I hope there will be more treasure found.


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