Altars of Desire

Altars of Desire is a 1927 American silent drama film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring silent movie star Mae Murray. It was produced and released by MGM.[1]

Altars of Desire
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Directed byChristy Cabanne
Written byAgnes Christine Johnston
Albert E. Lewin
Alice D. G. Miller
Story byMaria T. Davis
StarringMae Murray
Conway Tearle
CinematographyWilliam H. Daniels
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 5, 1927 (1927-02-05)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A print of Altars of Desire survives and is preserved by MGM.[2]


Claire (Murray) is sent to Paris by her father (Edeson) to acquire some refinement. A treasure-hunter (Beranger) stalks her, but so does good guy David Elrod (Tearle), who rescues her.



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