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The Silver Sheet, front cover (1924)
Directed byGeorge Archainbaud
Written by
Produced byThomas H. Ince
CinematographyHenry Sharp (*French Wikipedia)
Thomas H. Ince Corporation
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • February 1, 1925 (1925-02-01)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Enticement is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Mary Astor, Clive Brook, and Ian Keith.[1][2]


As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] Leonore Bewlay (Astor), recently grown into womanhood, while in Switzerland meets a childhood friend, Richard Valyran (Keith), who has become an opera singer. When she is injured, she is shocked into a bewilderment of panic and flees when, as he undresses her to assist, he also kisses her. She marries Henry Wallis (Brook), a devout Englishman, but is disliked by his relatives. Val's wife names Leonore as a correspondent in her divorce suit and Henry loses faith in her. She goes to Val, who still loves her, but he refuses her when he learns that she still loves Henry. In order to free her from any notoriety, Val kills himself. Henry, awed by this sacrifice, takes Leonore back and they find happiness together.



With no prints of Enticement located in any film archives,[5] it is a lost film.[6]


  1. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Enticement at
  2. ^ Goble p. 13
  3. ^ Smith, Sumner (February 7, 1925). "Enticement; Mary Astor Has Splendid Emotional Role in Gripping First National Drama". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 72 (6): 586. Retrieved August 23, 2021.
  4. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n "Enticement". AFI Catalog of Feature Films. American Film Institute. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  5. ^ The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Catalog: Enticement
  6. ^ Enticement at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files:lost First National films - 1925


  • Goble, Alan. The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter, 1999.

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