His Supreme Moment
His Supreme Moment.jpg
Theatrical poster for His Supreme Moment
Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice
Written byFrances Marion (adaptation)
Based onWorld Without End
by May Edginton
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
StarringBlanche Sweet
Ronald Colman
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
Edited byStuart Heisler
Production
company
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • May 3, 1925 (1925-05-03)
Running time
80 mins.
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

His Supreme Moment is a 1925 American silent drama film with sequences filmed in Technicolor, starring Blanche Sweet and Ronald Colman, directed by George Fitzmaurice, and produced by Samuel Goldwyn.[1] Anna May Wong has a small role as a harem girl appearing in a play. The film is now considered lost.[2][3]

Plot

As described in a film magazine review,[4] engineer John Douglas returns to New York City from South America seeking financial backing for a mine. He meets the stage star Carla King when he attends the theater with his friend Harry Avon and young heiress Sara Deeping. The heiress pledges to secretly provide financial backing for the mine. John is in love with Carla and wishes to marry her, but, afraid of love, she proposes that they return to South America and she pose as his "sister." He accepts his plan. After a year in South America, Carla becomes ill. Sara decides to visit Douglas, but when she finds Carla with him she obtains their promise to return to New York City. Their plan having failed, John and Carla return. In New York City Sara successfully intrigues John so that he believes he loves her. Carla finds that her mother is being starred in her play on Broadway and jealously arises between them. They become co-starred in another production. The mother finally realizes her wrong, and she sends for John. He becomes engaged to Carla when he discovers that she loves him. They then return to South America with independent financial backing.

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References

  1. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: His Supreme Moment
  2. ^ Hodges, Graham Russell (2004). Anna May Wong: From Laundryman's Daughter To Hollywood Legend (illustrated ed.). Palgrave Macmillan. p. 58. ISBN 0-312-29319-4.
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: His Supreme Moment
  4. ^ "New Pictures: His Supreme Moment", Exhibitors Herald, 21 (06): 59, May 2, 1925, retrieved January 24, 2022 Public Domain This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain.