Irene (1926 film)

Irene is a 1926 American silent romantic comedy film starring Colleen Moore, and partially shot in Technicolor. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green, produced by Moore's husband John McCormick (1893-1961), and based on the musical Irene written by James Montgomery with music and lyrics by Harry Tierney and Joseph McCarthy.

Irene
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Directed byAlfred E. Green
Produced byJohn McCormick
Written byJune Mathis
Rex Taylor
George Marion, Jr. (titles)
Based onIrene
by James Montgomery
StarringColleen Moore
Lloyd Hughes
George K. Arthur
Music byHarry Tierney
Joseph McCarthy
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byEdwin Robbins
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • February 21, 1926 (1926-02-21) (U.S.)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Budget$1,500,000[1]

As reported in the book and documentary film The Celluloid Closet, actor George K. Arthur plays a flamboyant gay man in the film named "Madame Lucy".[2]

Cast

Production

The scenes which were shot in Technicolor cost a total amount of $100,000. The total budget of the film was $1,500,000.[1]

This was the final film of actress Marion Aye, a former Mack Sennett bathing beauty, who committed suicide in 1951.[3]

Preservation status

The film exists with the Technicolor sequences intact.[4][5]

See also

References

  1. Dutch film magazine Het Weekblad: Cinema & Theater #145
  2. IMDB entry
  3. Marion Aye at marionaye.blogspot.com
  4. Progressive Silent Film List: Irene at silentera.com
  5. Catalog of Holdings The American Film Institute Collection and The United Artists Collection at The Library of Congress, p. 90, c.1978 by the American Film Institute)
  • Jeff Codori (2012), Colleen Moore; A Biography of the Silent Film Star, McFarland Publishing, (Print ISBN 978-0-7864-4969-9, EBook ISBN 978-0-7864-8899-5).


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