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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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Clarence Brown
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pauline Frederick ... Jane Vale
Laura La Plante ... Dorothy Vale
Malcolm McGregor ... Robert Elliott
Tully Marshall ... Scotty
Wanda Hawley ... Lucy
Helen Lynch ... Kate Brown
George Cooper ... Mugsy
Bert Roach ... Member of the Committee
Billy Gould Billy Gould ... Member of the Committee
Rolfe Sedan ... Member of the Committee
Jack McDonald ... Member of the Committee
William Orlamond ... Member of the Committee
Bobbie Mack Bobbie Mack ... Member of the Committee (as Robert Mack)
Frank Newburg ... Member of the Committee
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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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factory | working woman | See All (2) »

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She mocked the laws of love only to have it pass by when she most desired it. (Print Ad-Spokesman-Review, ((Spokane, Wash.)) 10 May 1925) See more »

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Drama

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The wedding invitation says the marriage of Jane and Robert will take place Wednesday, June 5 1926. The fifth of June of 1926 was really a Saturday. See more »

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A spectacular performance!
2 March 2007 | by ancientnutSee all my reviews

This is the first Pauline Frederick movie I have ever seen and, since very few of her films survive, it might be the only one I ever have an opportunity to view. This film changes gradually from a romantic comedy to a romantic tragedy. A very good cast, including Malcolm McGregor, Laura La Plante, and especially Tully Marshall, provides excellent support, but my rating is based on the performance of Ms. Frederick, which is nothing short of breathtaking! I have seen many silent movies and I don't believe I have ever seen an actress achieve the extraordinary emotional range that the 41-year-old Ms. Frederick did in this film. It makes one mourn for the loss of most of her screen work. Very highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

18 January 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gynaika saranta hronon See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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