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Faint Perfume

Faint Perfume
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Directed byLouis J. Gasnier
Written byJohn F. Goodrich
Based onFaint Perfume
by Zona Gale
Produced byB.P. Schulberg
CinematographyAllen G. Siegler
B.P. Schulberg Productions
Distributed byPreferred Pictures
Release date
  • June 27, 1925 (1925-06-27)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Faint Perfume is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Louis J. Gasnier and starring Seena Owen, William Powell, and Mary Alden.[1][2]


As described in a film magazine review,[3] Ledda Perrin is in love with Barnaby Powers, the husband of her cousin Richmiel Crumb. Their child Oliver is put in the custody of Richiel by the divorce decree. However, Richmiel is unhappy with the bother of the child's care. Barnaby stops to visit Richmiel when he returns from Europe to plead for custody of the boy. While in Richmiel's room the whole family of Richmiel enters the place. Richmiel vows to spite them both by keeping possession of the child. However, when Barnaby goes to Richmiel's rooms, he finds her with her lover. She is glad to be rid of the child and Barnaby is glad to get the boy.



  1. ^ Goble p. 171
  2. ^ Progressive Silent Film List: Faint Perfume at
  3. ^ "New Pictures: Faint Perfume", Exhibitors Herald, Chicago, Illinois: Exhibitors Herald Company, 22 (5): 58, July 25, 1925, retrieved July 1, 2022 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.


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

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