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Soul-Fire (1925)

 |  Drama  |  31 May 1925 (USA)
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Eric Fane
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Teita
Percy Ames ...
1st Critic
Charles Esdale ...
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Effie Shannon ...
Mrs. Howard Fane - Eric's Mother
Lee Baker ...
Mr. Howard Fane - Eric's Father
Carlotta Monterey ...
Princess Rhea
Gus Weinberg ...
The Old Musician
Ann Brody ...
Katinka - Princess Rhea's Maid
Helen Ware ...
San Francisco Sal
Walter Long ...
Herbert Jones - Sailor
Rita Rossi ...
The Prima Donna
Edward La Roche ...
The Orchestra Leader
Harriet Sterling ...
Ruau
Richard Harlan ...
Nuku
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He finds his Soul in Love and Music

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Solid Richard Barthelmess Film
5 July 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Richard Barthelmess stars as a wealthy, would-be composer who just can't write any important music. After studying in Italy for a year, he decides he just doesn't have it. An argument with his father causes him to give up his "allowance" and write cheap songs that become the rage of Paris. But he doesn't want to write popular songs, so he gives up writing and descends into poverty in an attempt to find his muse. After tangling with a thug (Walter Long) and killing him, he ships out with the guy's papers.

A quick cut (missing footage?) shows Barthelmess washed up on an island after he has jumped ship. Here he meets and falls for Teita (Bessie Love) who is half English and has a piano. He starts churning out music, but it's only after Love has a scare with leprosy that he realizes he would have stayed and married her no matter what the disease was. He has found his soul-fire.

Interesting storyline has Barthelmess' parents called "stupidly rich," an interesting phrase. The happy ending also belies his actions. Apparently no sacrifice is too great if one is searching for inspiration.


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