Peacock Alley (1922 film)

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For the 1930 remake, also starring Mae Murray, see Peacock Alley (1930 film).
Peacock Alley
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Directed by Robert Z. Leonard
Produced by Robert Z. Leonard
Written by Edmund Goulding
Robert Z. Leonard
Fanny Hatton (titles)
Frederic Hatton (titles)
Story by Ouida Bergère
Starring Mae Murray
Monte Blue
Cinematography Oliver T. Marsh
Distributed by Metro Pictures
Release dates
January 23, 1922
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Peacock Alley (1921) is an American silent drama film starring Monte Blue and Mae Murray. The film was directed by Murray's husband at the time, Robert Z. Leonard.[1] An incomplete print survives at the Library of Congress.[2]


Elmer Harmon (Monte Blue) travels from the United States to Paris on business, meets Cleo of Paris (Mae Murray), and marries her. On their return to the United States, Elmer's friends do not approve of Cleo, and therefore the couple moves to the city.

Eventually, Elmer comes to believe that Cleo is having an affair, but the film concludes with the revelation that she was just getting financial help from an old friend.


The film was one of Murray's most successful films, and one of the biggest hits of 1921. The film was so successful was it was the only silent film of Murray's that she remade as a "talkie" under the same title, though major changes were made to the plot.


  1. ^ Ankerich, Michael G. (2012). Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips. University Press of Kentucky. p. 329. ISBN 0-813-14038-2. 
  2. ^ Unsung Divas website by Greta deGroat: Mae Murray

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