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EVE'S LOVER


PRESERVATION STATUS: Lost

Warner Brothers Pictures. July 6, 1925 (copyright: April 3, 1925 LB21321) Silent; b&w. 35mm. 7 reels, 7,237 ft.

Directed by: Roy Del Ruth. Adaptation: Darryl Francis Zanuck. Photographed by: George Winkler.

Cast: Irene Rich (Eve Burnside), Bert Lytell (Count Leon Molnar), Clara Bow (Rena D'Arcy), Willard Louis (Austin Starfield), John Steepling (Burton Gregg), Arthur Hoyt (Amos Potts), Lew Harvey (agitator).

MELODRAMA: Source: W.K. Clifford, "Eve's Lover," in Eve's Lover and Other Stories. (JNew York, 1924).

Eve Burnside's steel mill is coveted by Austin Starfield, a business rival who persuades an impoverished count, Leon Molnar, to attempt to persuade Eve to marry him and thereby gain control of her business. The count, who has given a bad check to Starfield, succeeds in marrying Eve but meanwhile falls in love with her and breaks off dealings with Starfield. Rena D'Arcy, a flapper and sometime sweetheart of Leon, arrives in town and tells Eve that Leon married her only for money, thereby disrupting relations between Eve and Leon. Starfield foments labor disputes at the Burnside mill by hiring agitators to start a strike, but the count intercedes at a crucial moment and saves the day. Leon regains Eve's affections, and Starfield is arrested for conspiracy. (Information from "The American Film Institute of Feature Films".)



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