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Parisian Love (1925); Capital Punishment (1925)

Parisian Love (1925)
January 5, 2013 - 7:30 pm

Musical accompaniment will be provided by Robert Israel. 

Preservation funded by David Stenn

Parisian Love (1925)

Directed by Louis Gasnier

On the verge of “It Girl” glory but still stuck in low-budget programmers, Bow manages to enliven this formula drama of a louche Apache dancer moonlighting as a cat burglar until a final reel reformation.

B.P. Schulberg Productions. Producer: B.P. Schulberg. Screenwriter: Lois Hutchinson, F. Oakley Crawford. Cinematographer: Allen Siegler. Cast: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Lillian Leighton, James Gordon Russell, Hazel Keener.

35mm, b/w, silent, 70 min.

Capital Punishment (1925)

Directed by James P. Hogan

Bow undertakes a “straight” role in this heated melodrama.  A man is voluntarily imprisoned on a trumped-up murder charge, as part of an exposé of the evils of the death penalty. The plan goes awry, and only Delia Tate (Bow) can save the man, with an appeal to the governor and a last-minute chase bearing crucial information, putting Bow’s emotional range and gusto for performance on full display.

B.P. Schulberg Productions. Producer: B. P. Schulberg. Cinematographer: Joseph Goodrich.  Cast: Eddie Phillips, Alec B. Francis, Edith Yorke, Joseph Kilgour, George Nichols, Clara Bow.  

35mm, b/w, silent, 67 min.