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Black Oxen (1923)

A Manhattan playboy falls in love with a mysterious European woman, whom he notices as an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first, he thinks... See full summary »

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Madame Zatianny / Mary Ogden
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Charles Dinwiddie
Tom Guise ...
Judge Gavin Trent
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Jane Ogelthorpe
Harry Mestayer ...
James Ogelthorpe
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Donnie Ferris
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Agnes Trevor
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Prince Rohenhauer
Clarissa Selwynne ...
Gora Dwight
Fred Gamble ...
Oglethorpe Butler
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Ogden Butler
Otto Nelson ...
Dr. Steinach
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A Manhattan playboy falls in love with a mysterious European woman, whom he notices as an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first, he thinks it's just pure coincidence, as the beautiful young woman he's currently romancing is much younger than the woman who vanished years before, but soon, he begins to believe that maybe it's not such a coincidence after all. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Yes!! A woman can come back and does thru rejuvenation -- in the screen's strangest story

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Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi

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29 December 1924 (USA)  »

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Die schöne Unbekannte  »

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The book Janet (Clara Bow) reads is the flapper novel Flaming Youth by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Adams used the pseudonym 'Warner Fabian' for this book and one other, worried that controversy over the female sexuality contained within could ruin his reputation as an author. Flaming Youth (1923) was made into the 1923 film of the same name. See more »

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Lee Clavering: Not so long ago I gave you a spanking. If you don't show your Grandmother more respect - I'll do it again!
Janet Ogelthorpe: Can I depend on that?
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Edited into Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Fountain of Youth
21 May 2015 | by See all my reviews

Once again a curiosity of the silent era. Unfortunately, this is another incomplete film. We don't know what the result of all this interest in youth revitalizing surgery will lead to. The main character, Mary, became old at a time when her continued work was critical to the return of Austria to power after the war. While she was hospitalized, a treatment was performed which left her forever young. Now she has come to the attention of those who knew her years before. A man falls in love with her and things get pretty complicated because she is nearly a hundred years old. Soon all the old women in the film, some friends of hers, begin to want to do the same treatment. The problem is that just as we are about to find out what happens, we run out of film. I understand this was based on a popular piece of fiction. Still, it is an interesting idea. Barely science fiction, really. Are all mythical medical discoveries in movies science fiction? Perhaps.


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