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Smouldering Fires (1925)

A successful businesswoman falls in love with one of her (much younger) factory workers. She doesn't know that he is in love with her younger sister.




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A successful businesswoman falls in love with one of her (much younger) factory workers. She doesn't know that he is in love with her younger sister.

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18 January 1925 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Gynaika saranta hronon  »

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Fine Frederick performance in sacrificial tear-jerker

Clarence Brown's deft directorial touches save this weeper from the travesty it might have been under less skilled direction. Pauline Frederick, now forgotten, was a great silent diva and a very talented, restrained actress. Physically, one is reminded of a cross between Bette Davis and Clara Kimball Young as far as her technique is concerned. She is quite solidly at the center of the film and gives quite a fine performance (worthy of award consideration). She goes from a mannish businesswoman to a touching and vulnerable woman, finding a young love in middle age, then realizing she has lost him to her younger sister. Knowing the two of them intend never to act on their feelings out of loyalty to her, she manipulates the situation to give her young man back his freedom.

It's a nice film and very worthy your seeking out for Frederick's performance alone.

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