|Directed by||George Archainbaud|
|Produced by||Thomas H. Ince|
|Cinematography||Henry Sharp (*French Wikipedia)|
Thomas H. Ince Corporation
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Enticement is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by George Archainbaud and starring Mary Astor, Clive Brook, and Ian Keith.
As described in a review in a film magazine, 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.
- Mary Astor as Leonore Bewlay
- Clive Brook as Henry Wallis
- Ian Keith as Richard Valyran
- Louise Dresser as Mrs. Samuel Murray
- Edgar Norton as William Blake
- Vera Lewis as Mrs. Blake
- Lillian Langdon as Mrs. Edward Merley
- Lorimer Johnston as Edward Merley
- Maxine Elliott Hicks as Olive Merley
- Fenwick Oliver as Mr. Kerry
- Florence Wix as Mrs. Kerry
- George Bunny as The bishop
- Roland Bottomley as Bevington
- Aileen Manning as The old maid
With no prints of Enticement located in any film archives, it is a lost film.
- ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Enticement at silentera.com
- ^ Goble p. 13
- ^ 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.
- ^ 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.
- ^ The Library of Congress / FIAF American Silent Feature Film Catalog: Enticement
- ^ 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.
- Enticement at the American Film Institute Catalog
- Enticement at IMDb
- Synopsis at AllMovie
- Stills at famousfix.com
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