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The Great Divide (1925 film)

The Great Divide
File:The Great Divide(1925 film).jpg
Directed by Reginald Barker
Written by Benjamin Glazer and Waldemar Young based on a play by William Vaughn Moody
Starring Alice Terry
Conway Tearle
Wallace Beery
Cinematography Percy Hilburn
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date(s) February 15, 1925
Running time 80 minutes ; 7,811 feet
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Budget $318,000[1]
Box office $674,000[1]

The Great Divide is a silent 1925 drama film produced and distributed by MGM and directed by Reginald Barker. The film stars Alice Terry, Conway Tearle and Wallace Beery. It is based on the William Vaughn Moody play, being the second of three film adaptations. The play had been made famous on the 1906 Broadway stage with Margaret Anglin, Henry Miller, Laura Hope Crews and a pre-Griffith Henry B. Walthall in the principal parts.[2][3]

Plot

Ruth Jordan is a gentlewoman rescued from a fate worse than death by Stephen Ghent—facing Dutch, the nastiest man in the West.

Legacy

Although the film was a moneymaker,[4] it is currently a lost movie, one of 17 fully lost out of 29 films Alice Terry appeared in (excluding four bits as an extra). No negative or positive elements are known to have survived.

The first adaptation of the play dates from 1915 and the third from 1929, with the latter also directed by Reginald Barker. The first sound version was the film Woman Hungry with Lila Lee and Sidney Blackmer. It is now a lost film..

One of the few films Alice Terry starred in that wasn't directed by her husband Rex Ingram.

Cast

Reception

The film made a profit of $115,000.[1]

References

External links

  • Internet Movie Database
  • ; allmovie.com
  • music program to the film
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