The Masked Bride

The Masked Bride is a 1925 American silent romantic drama film directed by Christy Cabanne and starring Mae Murray, Francis X. Bushman, and Basil Rathbone.[1] It is currently a lost film.[2]

The Masked Bride
Directed byChristy Cabanne
Josef von Sternberg (uncredited)
Produced byMetro Goldwyn Mayer
Written byCarey Wilson (scenario)
Story byLeon Abrams
StarringMae Murray
Francis X. Bushman
Basil Rathbone
CinematographyOliver Marsh
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 13, 1925 (1925-12-13)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


Apache dancer Gaby (Mae Murray) defies the Prefect of Police (Roy D'Arcy) after accosting millionaire Grover (Francis X. Bushman). The underlying truth is that Gaby was driven to theft of rich men by her partner Antoine (Basil Rathbone).



Josef von Sternberg was originally hired to direct the film. After two weeks of filming, he became frustrated with Mae Murray's behavior on the set and ordered the cameramen to film the rafters. He eventually walked out on the picture and was replaced by Christy Cabanne.[3][4]


  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Masked Bride at
  2. Retrieved July 21, 2018. Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. Koszarski, Richard (1984). Great American Film Directors: In Photographs. Courier Dover Publications. p. 30. ISBN 0-486-24752-X.
  4. Ankerich, Michael G. (2012). Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips. University Press of Kentucky. p. 332. ISBN 978-0-813-14038-4.
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