Lazybones (1925 film)

Lazybones is a silent film, a drama and romance, produced and directed by Frank Borzage, starring Madge Bellamy, Charles "Buck" Jones, and Zasu Pitts. It opened in New York City on September 22, 1924, and received wider distribution by Fox Film Corporation during 1925.[1][2]

Directed byFrank Borzage
Produced byFrank Borzage
Written byFrances Marion
from a play by Owen Davis
StarringMadge Bellamy
Charles "Buck" Jones
Zasu Pitts
CinematographyGlen MacWilliams
George Schneiderman
Distributed byFox Film Corporation
Release date
  • November 6, 1925 (1925-11-06)
Running time
8 reels
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles


Set around 1900, the titular Lazybones is in love with Agnes. Her sister, Ruth, returns home with a child and a story about marrying a seaman who was lost at sea. She attempts suicide by jumping in the river, but Lazybones saves her and, taking pity on the child, Kit, adopts her without revealing her true mother. Agnes and Ruth's mother is very strict and when told by Ruth of the child, strikes her with a cane. As the years pass, Ruth dies and Lazybones goes off to World War I. When he returns, intending to marry Kit now that she is grown up, he finds that she is in love with Dick Ritchie.


Prints held at Archives Du Film Du CNC(or Bois d'Arcy), Cinematheque Royale de Belgique, Brussels, the Museum of Modern Art and the George Eastman Museum.[3][4]


  1. American Film Institute (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921–1930. Berkeley, CA: University of California Press. p. 427. 0520209699.
  2. The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: Lazybones
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:..Lazybones
  4. Lazybones at

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