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Irene (1926)

Irene, a feisty Irish girl in Philadelphia, clashes with her family and walks out, heading to New York City to seek fame and fortune. She gets a job as a dressmaker's model and becomes ... See full summary »

Director:

Alfred E. Green

Writers:

George Marion Jr. (titles), June Mathis | 2 more credits »
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Cast overview:
Colleen Moore ... Irene O'Dare
Lloyd Hughes ... Donald Marshall
George K. Arthur ... Madame Lucy
Charles Murray ... Pa O'Dare
Kate Price ... Ma O'Dare
Ida Darling Ida Darling ... Mrs. Warren Marshall
Eva Novak ... Eleanor Hadley
Edward Earle ... Larry Hadley
Larry Wheat ... Bob Harrison (as Laurence Wheat)
Marion Aye ... Helen Cheston (as Maryon Aye)
Bess Flowers ... Jane Gilmour
Lydia Yeamans Titus ... Mrs. Cheston
Cora Macey Cora Macey ... Mrs. Gilmour
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Irene, a feisty Irish girl in Philadelphia, clashes with her family and walks out, heading to New York City to seek fame and fortune. She gets a job as a dressmaker's model and becomes involved with Donald, the scion of a wealthy family. Donald's mother doesn't approve of Irene and sets out to discredit her in Donald's eyes. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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KINGS OF COMEDY will step down from their thrones for the queen of all comedians. Colleen Moore as saucy, scintillating Irene O'Dare who comes out of a shanty into a mansion-out of heaven into your heart-"Shure, Ireland must be heaven, Irene came from there." (Print Ad- Capitol Journal, ((Salem, Ore.)) 16 April 1926) See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Romance

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The fashion show scene in Irene was the highlight of the film. The entire Technicolor scene is 972 feet in length. See more »

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Version of Irene (1940) See more »

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Funny Colleen Moore Film
23 July 2007 | by drednmSee all my reviews

Another top silent comedy by superstar Colleen Moore.... In this one she plays the daughter of a poor Irish family (with all the stereotypes) from Philadelphia. After losing her job in a department store and fighting with Ma (Kate Price) she ends up in New York City where she lands a job as a dressmaker's model. She meets a wealthy man (Lloyd Hughes) and you can guess the rest.

Moore sparkles as usual playing the spunky lass who fights the odds and makes good. The film is also notable for the openly gay character of Madame Lucy, played by George K. Arthur. Charlie Murray plays the dad, and Bess Flowers and Eva Novak play models.

This First National release also boasted a 2-strip Technicolor sequence (the model show) but my copy has what looks like a red tint for this section unless that's all that's left of the color.... no idea.

The best scene is perhaps the one where Moore is on a turntable so that Madame Lucy can drape fabric over her and create a dress.... and amazingly he does.... then the turntable goes haywire.... LOL


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Country:

USA

Language:

None | English

Release Date:

21 February 1926 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Irène See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,500,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (fashion week sequence)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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