|Heart of a Siren|
|Directed by||Phil Rosen|
|Written by||Frederic Hatton|
Fanny Hatton (adaptation)
Arthur Soerl (scenario)
|Based on||Hail and Farewell|
by William Hurlbut
|Produced by||Associated Pictures Corporation|
|Starring||Barbara La Marr|
|Edited by||Elmer J. McGovern|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
|7 reels; 6,700 feet (72 minutes at 24 frames per second)|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Heart of a Siren (also titled Heart of a Temptress) is a 1925 silent romantic drama film directed by Phil Rosen and distributed by First National Pictures. Barbara La Marr starred in one of her last movies. It was based on the Broadway play Hail and Farewell.
As described in a film magazine review, Isabella is a European siren who plays with men for her amusement. She is scorned by Gerald Rexford, an Englishman, and in revenge she brings him to her feet, but looses her heart to him. They live together until his mother persuades her that she is ruining Gerald's life. She makes him believe that she has given herself to a former admirer and he leaves her. Gerald learns of her sacrifice and returns to her, arriving just after she has supposedly drunk poison. Her watchful attendant, however, had emptied the bottle of poison and replaced it with a harmless liquid. The film ends on the promise of Isabella to marry Gerald.
- Barbara La Marr as Isabella Echevaria
- Conway Tearle as Gerald Rexford
- Harry T. Morey as John Strong (credited as Harry Morey)
- Paul Doucet as Mario Gonzalez
- Benjamin F. Finney, Jr. as George Drew (credited as Ben Finney)
- Florence Auer as Lisette, Isabella's Maid
- Ida Darling as Mrs. Rexford, Duchess of Chatham
- William Ricciardi as Emilio, Isabella's Uncle
- Clifton Webb as Maxim
- Florence Billings as Lady Louise Calvert
- Michael Rayle as Pierre (credited as Mike Rayle)
- Harry Semels as Barfly (uncredited)
- Katherine Sullivan as Marie (uncredited)
- Tammany Young as Pickpocket (uncredited)
- "Heart of a siren". UCLA Film and Television Archive. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: Heart of a Siren". silentera.com.
- "New Pictures: The Heart of a Siren", Exhibitors Herald, 21 (2): 45, April 4, 1925, retrieved January 2, 2022 This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
- Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Heart of a Siren
- Catalog of Copyright Entries 1953 Motion Pictures And Filmstrips Jan-Dec 3D Ser Vol 7 Pts 12-13: Heart of a Temptress Page 72
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