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Mannequin (1926 film)

Mannequin 1926 lobby card.jpg
Lobby card with a reference to the prize-winning story
Directed byJames Cruze
Written byWalter Woods (adaptation)
Frances Agnew (scenario)
Based onMannequin
1926 novel
by Fannie Hurst
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse Lasky
James Cruze
StarringAlice Joyce
Dolores Costello
Warner Baxter
CinematographyKarl Brown
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • January 11, 1926 (1926-01-11)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Mannequin is a 1926 American silent romantic drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. James Cruze directed and Alice Joyce, Warner Baxter, and Dolores Costello were the stars. The film is still extant.[1][2][3][4]


As described in a film magazine review,[5] Selene Herrick's weakness for "things" she purchases at auctions brings about a quarrel with her husband John in 1907. He has hired a nurse, Annie Pogani, who runs off with the Herrick baby, Joan. John is under the impression that the child was taken away by Selene. The wife eventually returns and the loss of their child is disclosed. Raised in the East Side of New York City, after Annie's death Joan eventually obtains work as a cloak model and is eventually found by her parents.



The novel that the film was based upon written by Fannie Hurst won a $50,000 contest conducted by Liberty in connection with Paramount Pictures, and was serialized by the magazine in 1926 when the film was released.[5] Theater operators were encouraged to reference the magazine and prize when advertising the film.[5]


  1. ^ The American Film Institute Catalog, Feature Films 1921-30 c. 1971 by The American Film Institute
  2. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Mannequin
  3. ^ Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 112, c.1978 by The American Film Institute
  4. ^ Mannequin at The Alice Joyce Website, by Greta De Groat
  5. ^ a b c Elliot, Frank (January 2, 1926), "Pre-Release Review of Features: Mannequin", Motion Picture News, New York City, New York: Motion Picture News, Inc., 33 (1): 86, retrieved January 1, 2023 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.

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