MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,245 this week

Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

 -  Comedy  -  26 December 1925 (USA)
7.6
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.6/10 from 612 users  
Reviews: 10 user | 7 critic

Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(by), (adapted to the screen by), 2 more credits »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

Free at Internet Archive

ON DISC

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: March

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in March.

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 33 titles
created 21 Mar 2011
 
list image
a list of 26 titles
created 20 Nov 2011
 
a list of 31 titles
created 12 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 47 titles
created 08 Feb 2013
 
list image
a list of 41 titles
created 06 Jan 2014
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Lady Windermere's Fan (1925)

Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) on IMDb 7.6/10

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

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Lady Windermere's Fan.
1 win. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: Passed Comedy | Musical | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Andre and Colette Bertier are happily married. When Colette introduces her husband to her flirtatious best friend, Mitzi, he does his best to resist her advances. But she is persistent, and... See full summary »

Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, George Cukor
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Jeanette MacDonald, Genevieve Tobin
Certificate: Passed Comedy | Romance | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.9/10 X  

Lieutenant Niki of the Austrian royal guard has a new girlfriend, Franzi. He's crazy about her and is smiling at her while on duty in the street. King Adolf and his daughter Princess Anna ... See full summary »

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Maurice Chevalier, Claudette Colbert, Miriam Hopkins
Comedy | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 18th century Russia,the naive and idealistic lieutenant Chernov meets Empress Catherine the Great who becomes infatuated with him and appoints him Chief of the Imperial Guard.

Directors: Otto Preminger, Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Tallulah Bankhead, Charles Coburn, Anne Baxter
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

At a hotel in the middle of the Sahara Desert, an old man and his beautiful daughter try to keep the location of a hidden treasure from a collection of thieves and criminals staying at the ... See full summary »

Director: George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Ronald Colman, Fay Wray, Estelle Taylor
Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The Ethiopian King offers his daughter to a powerful Pharaoh to secure peace between the two countries.

Director: Ernst Lubitsch
Stars: Emil Jannings, Harry Liedtke, Paul Biensfeldt
The Cheat (1915)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A venal, spoiled stockbroker's wife impulsively embezzles $10,000 from the charity she chairs and desperately turns to a Burmese ivory trader to replace the stolen money.

Director: Cecil B. DeMille
Stars: Fannie Ward, Sessue Hayakawa, Jack Dean
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Judge Foster throws his daughter out because she married a circus man. She leaves her baby girl with Prof. McGargle before she dies. Years later Sally is a dancer with whom Peyton, a son of... See full summary »

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Carol Dempster, W.C. Fields, Alfred Lunt
Drama | Mystery | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A bored WWI veteran helps out a young woman, who believes her uncle is being held hostage.

Director: F. Richard Jones
Stars: Ronald Colman, Claud Allister, Lawrence Grant
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Childhood friends are torn apart when one of them marries the woman the other once fiercely loved.

Director: Clarence Brown
Stars: John Gilbert, Greta Garbo, Lars Hanson
Rosita (1923)
Romance | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Directors: Ernst Lubitsch, Raoul Walsh
Stars: Mary Pickford, Holbrook Blinn, Irene Rich
Certificate: Passed Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Dick Heldar, a London artist, is gradually losing his sight. He struggles to complete his masterpiece, the portrait of Bessie Broke, a cockney girl, before his eyesight fails him.

Director: William A. Wellman
Stars: Ronald Colman, Walter Huston, Muriel Angelus
Short | Drama | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Rapsodia Satanica (1915) was the last film directed by Nino Oxilia and is undoubtedly one of the finest achievements of the early Italian cinema. In it, Oxilia spins a variation on the ... See full summary »

Director: Nino Oxilia
Stars: Lyda Borelli, Andrea Habay, Ugo Bazzini
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
...
Bert Lytell ...
...
Edward Martindel ...
Lord Augustus Lorton (as Edw. Martindel)
Carrie Daumery ...
The Duchess of Berwick (as Mme. Daumery)
Edit

Storyline

Mrs Erlynne, the mother of Lady Windermere - her daughter does not know about her - wants to be introduced in society, so that she can marry Lord Augustus Lorton. Lord Windermere, who helped her with a cheque, invites her to his wifes birthday-party, but Lady Windermere thinks, she has reason to be jealous, so she decides to leave her husband and go to Lord Darlington, who is pining for her. Mrs Erlynne finds this out and tries to prevent her of this mistake, but her daughter leaves her fan in Lord Darlingtons residence. Written by Stephan Eichenberg <eichenbe@fak-cbg.tu-muenchen.de>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

mother | society | fan | irony | scandal | See All (32) »

Genres:

Comedy

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

26 December 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Lady Windermeres Fächer  »

Box Office

Budget:

$320,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(2004 National Film Preservation Foundation print)

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The play opened in London in 1892, and on Broadway in New York City on 5 February 1893. There were 3 Broadway revivals, the last in 1946. See more »

Quotes

Opening title card: Lady Windermere faced the grave problem of seating her dinner guests.
See more »

Connections

Version of BBC Play of the Month: Lady Windermere's Fan (1972) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Antique Wilde comedy needs sound.
1 August 2009 | by (Ramsey, NJ) – See all my reviews

In "Lady Windermere's Fan" the great Ernst Lubitsch may have bitten off a bit more than he can chew. First and foremost, how can you reproduce Oscar Wilde's witty dialogue in a SILENT FILM?? True, the famous 'Lubitsch touch' is apparent, but minus Wilde it becomes a romantic drama.

The players are excellent and above reproach, in particular Irene Rich as Mrs. Erlynne - in fact, it is basically her picture. A youthful Ronald Colman as Lord Darlington underplays his role but is urbane and charming (in truth, I have not read or seen the play before but that is my perception). I have always liked Colman in everything I have seen him in, but, of course, you can't hear his marvelous voice and diction here.

Despite these drawbacks I enjoyed the film and felt the photography was exceptionally good. I just felt it would have been even better with a soundtrack, as it lacks the requisite bite and panache.

Sadly, a drawing room comedy of manners such as "Lady Windermere's Fan" wouldn't work today, as modern day audiences would be baffled by the subtlety and lack of action. That may be why it hasn't been remade successfully in the sound era. I give it a rating of 7.


2 of 7 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Lady Windermere's Fan (1925) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page