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The Heart of a Siren

Heart of a Siren
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Directed byPhil Rosen
Written byFrederic Hatton
Fanny Hatton (adaptation)
Arthur Soerl (scenario)
Based onHail and Farewell
by William Hurlbut
Produced byAssociated Pictures Corporation
StarringBarbara La Marr
CinematographyRudolph Berquist
Edited byElmer J. McGovern
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • March 15, 1925 (1925-03-15)
Running time
7 reels; 6,700 feet (72 minutes at 24 frames per second)[1]
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (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.[2]

Plot

As described in a film magazine review,[3] 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.

Cast

Preservation

Prints of The Heart of a Siren are held by the UCLA Film and Television Archive,[1] George Eastman Museum Motion Picture Collection, and Pacific Film Archive.[4][5]

References

  1. ^ a b "Heart of a siren". UCLA Film and Television Archive. Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Heart of a Siren". silentera.com.
  3. ^ "New Pictures: The Heart of a Siren", Exhibitors Herald, 21 (2): 45, April 4, 1925, retrieved January 2, 2022 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.
  4. ^ Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Database: The Heart of a Siren
  5. ^ 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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