MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 14,545 this week

The Goose Woman (1925)

 -  Drama  -  27 December 1925 (USA)
7.2
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.2/10 from 83 users  
Reviews: 5 user | 2 critic

A famous opera singer lost her voice when her son was born, and has drowned her sorrows in drink. When a murder is committed near her house, she invents a story in order to get herself back... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(story), (titles), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 605 titles
created 31 Aug 2011
 
a list of 98 titles
created 22 Mar 2012
 
a list of 274 titles
created 22 Dec 2012
 
a list of 417 titles
created 31 Mar 2013
 
a list of 469 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Goose Woman (1925)

The Goose Woman (1925) on IMDb 7.2/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Goose Woman.

Videos

Edit

Cast

Cast overview:
Jack Pickford ...
Gerald Holmes
Louise Dresser ...
Marie de Nardi / Mary Holmes
...
Hazel Woods
Marc McDermott ...
Amos Ethridge
George Nichols ...
Detective Lopez
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...
Mr. Vogel
George Cooper ...
Reporter
Kate Price ...
Matron
Edit

Storyline

A famous opera singer lost her voice when her son was born, and has drowned her sorrows in drink. When a murder is committed near her house, she invents a story in order to get herself back in front of the public again. However, the story she comes up with results in her son being arrested for the murder. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

murder | opera | singer | alcohol

Genres:

Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 December 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Goose Woman  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Connections

Version of The Past of Mary Holmes (1933) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Dresser top-notch in otherwise average melodrama
19 July 1999 | by (Fargo, North Dakota) – See all my reviews

A quaint story of a once famous opera diva now reduced to tending livestock out of a tumble-down shack, The Goose Woman plays better on the page than on the screen -- but Louise Dresser in the title role is fantastic. The primary themes of mother-love and redemption take precious sweet time to manifest dramatically, but the film's central relationship between Dresser's Mary Holmes and her occasionally vapid but generally well-meaning son Gerald (played by Jack Pickford) is ignited by the knowledge that Holmes (previously known by the more appropriately grandiose moniker of Marie de Nardi) gave up her singing career due to a scandalous pregnancy that resulted in the illegitimate birth of her son. The bitter woman resents her offspring passionately (in one standout scene, he accidentally destroys the only existent recording of his mother's voice -- a painful and poignant moment that resonates with symbolic subtext) but must come to her senses when her own flights of fancy implicate him in a murder he did not commit. Dresser, who is given a transmogrifying makeover midway through the proceedings, has a delicious role into which she can sink her teeth, but the sluggish pacing of the action and the obviousness of the outcome add up to a pretty mixed bag.


11 of 11 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Goose Woman (1925) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?