The Auction Block

The Auction Block is a 1926 American silent comedy film directed by Hobart Henley. The film stars Charles Ray and Eleanor Boardman. It is written by Fanny and Frederic Hatton and is based on the novel of the same name by Rex Beach.[1] It is considered a lost film.[2]

The Auction Block
Directed byHobart Henley
Written byFanny Hatton
Frederic Hatton
Based onThe Auction Block: A Novel of New York Life
by Rex Beach
StarringCharles Ray
Eleanor Boardman
Sally O'Neil
CinematographyJohn Arnold...(Italian)
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • February 1, 1926 (1926-02-01)
Running time
70 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The film is a remake of the 1917 film of the same name, released by Goldwyn production starring Rubye De Remer and Tom Powers.[3]


Bob Wharton (Charles Ray) marries beauty queen Lorelei Knight (Eleanor Boardman), only to fall into the arms of Bernice Lane (Sally O'Neil) during their honeymoon. Lorelei abandons him to return home, but the husband goes after her to win her back. The opportunity presents itself at a charity auction.



  1. White Munden, Kenneth (1997). The American Film Institute Catalog of Motion Pictures Produced in the United States: Feature Films, 1921–1930. University of California Press. p. 29. ISBN 0-520-20969-9.
  2. The Auction Block Lost Film Files: MGM 1925
  3. Eames, John Douglas (1975). The MGM Story: The Complete History Of Fifty Roaring Years (3 ed.). Octopus Books. p. 24. ISBN 0-904230-14-7.

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