A young woman visits her boyfriend, an archaeologist, at the site in Egypt where he is digging up ancient artifacts. Her frustration mounts when it appears that he is more interested in old... See full summary »

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Joan Whipple / Herath
Edmund Burns ...
Nicholas Ainsworth / Aziru
Ethel Wales ...
Lady Diana Trent
Bertram Grassby ...
Mahmoud Bey
Brandon Hurst ...
Pharaoh
Frank Butler ...
Georgie Waddams - Joan's Suitor
Lincoln Stedman ...
Angel Burton - Joan's Suitor
Neely Edwards ...
Alphonse Vichy - Joan's Suitor
Snitz Edwards ...
Selim
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A young woman visits her boyfriend, an archaeologist, at the site in Egypt where he is digging up ancient artifacts. Her frustration mounts when it appears that he is more interested in old bones and mummies than he is in the fact that she's traveled thousands of miles to see him. However, there are three men at the site who don't share her boyfriend's attitude towards her, and they make their intentions known. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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January 1926 (USA)  »

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The entry on this one in The American Film Institute Catalog of Feature Films 1921-1930 contains several errors: According to AFI, Leatrice Joy is Joan Wainwright, Nicholas's neglected wife. Not so! She is Joan WHIPPLE, Nicholas's neglected fiancée. They remain unmarried throughout the film, although the ending has the obvious, familiar, implication. Meanwhile, Joan has 3 gormless suitors: Lincoln Stedman: "Angel Burton from Sandusky" (NOT "The Cherub" as per AFI,) Frank Butler: "Georgie Waddams of London" (NOT "Freddie" Waddams as per AFI,) and Neely Edwards: "Alphonse Vichy of Paris" (NOT "Pierre, the pet of the boulevards" as per AFI); Snitz Edwards (not mentioned in AFI) is identified by name on an inter-title & plays "Selim - of the tribe of Twin Bedouins", one of the key supporting characters. In the Egyptian sequence, which begins with reel #3, and ends in reel #4, Burns also plays the Pharaoh's younger brother, Aziru, and Joy also plays the Pharaoh's "intended", Princess Herath. See more »

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Leatrice For The Ages
5 September 2003 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

Leatrice Joy makes this film, set in modern Egypt, an intense and unusual experience. She transforms a bare bones script about a research team on an archaeological mission, into an aptly titled semi-erotic fantasy, quite titillating for its time. One can easily see why Cecil B. DeMille wanted to hang on to her as an actress for his films, and why he didn't want her to give it up to enjoy domestic bliss with John Gilbert (if such a pipe dream was ever possible anyway). As one cameraman remarked: "she has no bad sides". She photographed well from every angle. You can take Leatrice Joy out of the silent era, pluck her down in 2003, and she'd fit right in with a Gwyneth Paltrow.

It almost hurts to see her character dying for some attention from her scientist beau. How dumb can a man be, to prefer some old pottery to Leatrice's gorgeous frame? Eventually a near-death experience brings the two lovers together, and despite the humorous touches from several secondary characters intruding on them at the end, one cannot help but be moved at Leatrice's sublime happiness, when her lover places his head on her breast, and the fade out takes place.


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