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Genre  Drama
Cinematography  Joseph H. August
Country  United States
Director  Jerome Storm
Story by  Augusta Jane Evans
Duration  
St. Elmo (1923 American film) Alabama Yesterdays Films Based on Augusta Wilsons 1867 Novel St Elmo
Language  Silent English intertitles
Release date  September 30, 1923 (1923-09-30) (United States)
Based on  St. Elmo  by Augusta Jane Evans
Writer  Jules Furthman, Augusta Jane Evans Wilson
Cast  John Gilbert, Barbara La Marr, Bessie Love, Warner Baxter
Similar movies  Along 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.

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Plot

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.

Cast

  • 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
  • Production

    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.

    References

    St. Elmo (1923 American film) Wikipedia
    St Elmo (1923 American film) IMDb


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