GenreDrama CinematographyJoseph H. August CountryUnited States
DirectorJerome Storm Story byAugusta Jane Evans Duration
English intertitles Release dateSeptember 30, 1923 (1923-09-30) (United States) Based onSt. Elmo
by Augusta Jane Evans WriterJules Furthman, Augusta Jane Evans Wilson CastJohn Gilbert, Barbara La Marr, Bessie Love, Warner Baxter Similar moviesAlong Came Auntie (1926)
St. Elmo is a 1923 American silent drama film directed by Jerome Storm. Distributed by Fox Film Corporation, the film is based on the 1867 novel of the same name written by Augusta Jane Evans. Today St. Elmo is a lost film.
When St. Elmo Thornton catches his fiancée Agnes in the arms of his best friend Murray Hammond, he shoots Hammond and decides to travel around the world in hopes of forgetting women. Upon returning, he meets Edna, the blacksmith's daughter who is living with his minister. In the end, St. Elmo becomes a minister and marries Edna.
John Gilbert as St. Elmo Thornton
Barbara La Marr as Agnes Hunt
Bessie Love as Edna Earle
Warner Baxter as Murray Hammond
Nigel De Brulier as Reverend Alan Hammond
Lydia Knott as Mrs. Thornton
During production, John Gilbert and Barbara La Marr had an "intense sexual affair".
A British adaptation of the same source material was made the same year.