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Bluebeard’s Seven Wives

Synopsis
Feature film comedy about a former bank clerk (Lyons) who takes a job as a film extra and is accidentally made a star by a famous director and becomes a victim of the studio’s publicity machine. A satire on the film industry, the film includes enactments of the balcony and tomb scenes from Romeo and Juliet .
Country
United States
Medium
Film
Technical information
Black-and-white / Silent
Year of release
1925
Recording date
27 Dec 1925
Duration
86 mins; 7774 feet
Availability
No archive copy found (7/2007).

Credits

Director
Alfred Santell
Cinematographer
Robert Haller
Cast
Blanche SweetJuliet (Juliet)
Ben LyonJohn Hart

Additional Details

Production type
Fiction Films
Plays
Romeo and Juliet
Subjects
Drama
Keywords
Hollywood; satire; Shakespeare, William (1564-1616)

Notes

Notes
The BFI National Archive holds a trailer for the film which includes the balcony scene from Romeo and Juliet but does not hold a print of the film and no print in other archives has been located (7/2007).
General
From a story by Paul Schofield and Blanche Merrill.

Production Company

Name

First National

Address
USA

Record Stats

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