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Geoffrey Farnell
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'Mops' Collins
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Eleanor Ross-Fayne
Charles Byer ...
Clive Ross-Fayne (as Charles Beyer)
Dorothy Walters ...
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Arthur Housman ...
Tod Cragge
Lucius Henderson ...
Ross-Fayne
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A Man Must Live (1925) -- Lost Silent ?
14 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Jeff Farnell ( Richard Dix ) is forced by circumstances to take a job on a New York scandal sheet while he awaits the settlement of his claim against a steel company. Job Hardcastle ( George Nash ), the hardened city editor of the paper, sends Jeff to get a story on "Mops" Collins ( Jacqueline Logan ), a society divorcée who has been reduced to dancing in a cabaret. Jeff takes pity on Mops, who is dying of consumption, and takes her into his apartment, telling Hardcastle that he could not find her. Afraid of losing his job, Jeff hunts for a big story, finding it when he discovers that Clive Ross-Fayne ( Charles Beyer ), a friend he thought lost in the war, has been arraigned on charges of narcotics peddling. To get a picture of Clive to go with his story, Jeff goes to the Ross-Fayne residence, where he discovers that Clive's sister, Eleanor ( Edna Murphy ), is the girl with whom he fell in love at a dance before the war, whose name he never knew. Jeff then tries to kill the story, but Hardcastle nevertheless publishes it. Mops dies. Jeff is fired after he assaults Hardcastle, but he is reconciled with the Ross-Fayne family when Clive is freed. Jeff gets a $100,000 settlement from the steel company and asks Eleanor to marry him.

This 1925 silent adventure was based on the short story "Jungle Law" by Ida Alexa Ross. Produced by the Famous Players-Lasky Corporation and starred Richard Dix and Jacqueline Logan. The survival status of this film is now listed as unknown, suggesting it may now be a lost silent.


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