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Compromise (film)

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Directed byAlan Crosland
Written byEdward T. Lowe, Jr. (scenario)
Based onCompromise
by Jay Gelzer
StarringIrene Rich
Clive Brook
Louise Fazenda
CinematographyDavid Abel
Distributed byWarner Bros.
Release date
  • October 24, 1925 (1925-10-24)
Running time
7 reels
(6,789 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Compromise is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Alan Crosland and produced and distributed by Warner Bros.[1] The film was based on the 1923 novel of the same name by Jay Gelzer.[2]


As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] Joan (Rich), a woman of high ideals, from cliildhood has had to play second fiddle to her selfish, pampered half-sister. Joan expects marriage to bring happiness and it does for a time, but Nathalie (Garon), the sister, true to form, schemes to win Joan's husband Alan (Brook) and succeeds, and, not content with this, arranges a surprise meeting to gloat over her conquest. Symbolic of the conflict between husband, wife and sister, there is a terrific cyclone which brings to Joan a realization of the truth of the theme and she forgives Alan.



With no prints of Compromise located in any film archives,[4] it is a lost film.

See also


  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Compromise at
  2. ^ "Irene Rich stars in "Compromise"". The Times Dispatch. August 16, 1925. p. 31. Retrieved September 15, 2020.
  3. ^ Sewell, Charles S. (November 7, 1925). "Through the Box Office Window: Compromise; Cyclone Scene Furnishes Punch Climax for Film Featuring Irene Rich and Clive Brook". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 77 (1): 60. Retrieved September 22, 2021.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: Compromise

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