The Next Corner

The Next Corner is a 1924 American silent romantic melodrama directed by Sam Wood. The film starred Dorothy Mackaill and Lon Chaney. Based on the romance novel of the same name by Kate Jordan, the film was produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. The Next Corner is presumed lost.[1][2]

The Next Corner
Australian daybill film poster
Directed bySam Wood
Written byMonte Katterjohn (scenario)
Based onThe Next Corner
by Kate Jordan
StarringDorothy Mackaill
Lon Chaney
Conway Tearle
Louise Dresser
CinematographyAlfred Gilks
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 18, 1924 (1924-02-18)
Running time
70 mins.
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Throughout the years, the film has been cited as a Chaney picture but, according to the American Film Institute Catalog, his character has little screen time. In fact, of all Chaney's feature films of the 1920s, this picture seems to have less of him on screen than any other feature he made. The leading character is portrayed by Dorothy Mackaill, then an up-and-coming young star. This film was Chaney's only Paramount film of the 1920s, the last having been Treasure Island, and was one of the last films he appeared in as a freelance artist before signing a multiple picture deal with Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.[3]

The novel was refilmed in sound in 1931 at RKO as Transgression starring Kay Francis, Nance O'Neil with Ricardo Cortez returning to the same role.



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