Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan

Ronald Colman
Director: Ernst Lubitsch Cast: Ronald Colman
Ronald Colman
, Irene Rich
Irene Rich
, May McAvoy
May McAvoy
Ernst Lubitsch

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Overview

Unable to rely upon Oscar Wilde's epigrammatic dialogue to carry the day (this was, after all, the silent-film era), director Ernst Lubitsch substitutes verbal wit for the visual variety in his 1925 filmization of Lady Windermere's Fan. Ronald Colman has one of his first important screen roles as the slightly caddish Lord Darlington, who is in love with the very pretty--and very married--Lady Windermere (May McAvoy). The lady is rescued from disgrace at the hands of Darlington by the notorious Mrs. Erlynne (Irene Rich), who unbeknownst to everyone is Lady Windemere's long-lost mother. Filmed at the still young-and-hungry Warner Bros. studio, Lady Windermere's Fan was an enormous hit, and an instant candidate for the many "Ten Best" lists tabulated by the fan magazines of the era.

Product Details

Release Date: 06/26/2012
UPC: 0089218679390
Original Release: 1925
Source: Alpha Video
Presentation: [B&W]
Sales rank: 48,251

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