The Garden of Weeds
|The Garden of Weeds|
|Directed by||James Cruze|
|Written by||Anthony Coldeway|
|Based on||Garden of Weeds|
by Leon Gordon and Doris Marquette
|Produced by||Adolph Zukor|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The Garden of Weeds is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by James Cruze and starring Betty Compson. It is based on the Broadway play Garden of Weeds by Leon Gordon and Doris Marquette. Famous Players-Lasky produced and Paramount Pictures distributed.
As described in a review in a film magazine, of great wealth but lacking in the better traits, Phillip Flagg (Fellowes) maintains an estate which he calls his "Garden of Weeds" where he entertains girls of the stage until he tires of them. Attracted to Dorothy Delbridge (Compson), he has her fired because she refuses to accept his attentions. She later accept his invitation and becomes the mistress of "Garden of Weeds." Meeting Douglas Crawford (Baxter), another wealthy chap, she breaks with Flagg and marries him but has not the courage to reveal her past. Crawford engages Flagg’s butler, who threatens to reveal the secret. Flagg comes to see Crawford and arranges to fleece him in a shady deal. He begins to taunt her with veiled jibes to get even. Dorothy, unable to stand it any longer, reveals the truth. Crawford says he has known it all the time and proceeds to thrash Flagg, who falls over the balcony railing and is killed.
- Betty Compson as Dorothy Delbridge
- Rockliffe Fellowes as Phillip Flagg
- Warner Baxter as Douglas Crawford
- Charles Stanton Ogle as Henry Poulson
- King Zany as Jack Lane
- William Austin as Archie
- Lucille Thorndike as Old Maid
- William H. Turner as Theater Manager
- Toyo Fujita as Nick
- Lilyan Tashman as Hazel
- Al St. John as Nat Barlow
With no prints of The Garden of Weeds located in any film archives, it is a lost film.
- ^ Garden of Weeds as a play performed on Broadway at the Gaiety Theatre, April-May 1924
- ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: The Garden of Weeds
- ^ Sewell, Charles S. (November 15, 1924). "The Garden of Weeds; Paramount Offers Adaptation of Stage Play, Starring Betty Compson and Directed by James Cruze". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 71 (3): 269, 271.
- ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Garden of Weeds
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.