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A Slave of Fashion (1925)

Katherine Emerson, an Iowa girl hungry for the good things in life, leaves her small hometown and sets out for New York. En route, she is involved in a train wreck in which another woman is... See full summary »

Director:

Hobart Henley

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Cast

Cast overview:
Norma Shearer ... Katherine Emerson
Lew Cody ... Nicholas Wentworth
William Haines ... Dick Wayne
Mary Carr ... Mother Emerson
James Corrigan James Corrigan ... Father Emerson
Vivia Ogden Vivia Ogden ... Aunt Sophie
Miss DuPont ... Madeline
Estelle Clark ... Mayme
Sidney Bracey ... Hobson (as Sidney Bracy)
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Katherine Emerson, an Iowa girl hungry for the good things in life, leaves her small hometown and sets out for New York. En route, she is involved in a train wreck in which another woman is killed. Katherine finds the woman's purse and, among its contents, discovers an invitation for the woman to spend 6 months in an unoccupied luxury apartment in Manhattan. Katherine seizes this opportunity and sets up housekeeping in the elegant suite, living well and dressing in the newest fashions. Her family appears unexpectedly, and Katherine tells them that she is married to Nicholas Wentworth, the apartment's owner. Mother Emerson, disturbed that Nicholas is not living with his "wife," writes to him in Europe and asks him to return. Nicholas arrives unexpectedly and is highly amused at Katherine's predicament, taking every opportunity to make her miserable. Katherine finally decides to tell her family the truth, but she is forestalled when Nicholas, who has decided that she would make a good ...

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new york | train wreck | iowa | See All (3) »

Taglines:

SCREENDOM's newest and most brilliant favorite in a gripping tale of love and luxury. (Print Ad-Sarasota Herald, ((Sarasota, Fla.)) 4 November 1925)

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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This film is believed lost. See more »

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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

23 August 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Slave of Fashion See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$179,700
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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