Circe, the Enchantress
|Circe, the Enchantress|
|Directed by||Robert Z. Leonard|
|Written by||Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
Douglas Doty (adaptation)
Fanny Hatton (titles)
Frederic Hatton (titles)
James Kirkwood, Sr.
|Cinematography||Oliver T. Marsh|
Circe, the Enchantress was a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Robert Z. Leonard. The film starred Leonard's then-wife Mae Murray. This was their last collaboration, and they divorced soon after. The film is now considered lost.
Cecilie Brunner (Murray) was once a good natured woman. After the death of her mother, she becomes a cynical vamp. She falls in love with surgeon Peter Van Martyn (James Kirkwood, Sr.). Peter makes clear he does not approve her life style. This results in Cecilie even partying more. She ends up gambling her home away.
Realizing her life style isn't appropriate, Cecilie changes back into a sweet woman. However, she is paralyzed after being hit by a car, while saving a child. It is Peter who heals her.
- Mae Murray - Circe (mythical goddess)/Cecilie Brunne
- James Kirkwood, Sr. - Dr. Peter Van Martyn
- Tom Ricketts - Archibald Crumm
- Charles K. Gerrard - Ballard 'Bal' Barrett
- William Haines - William Craig
- Lillian Langdon - Sister Agatha
- Gene Cameron - 'Madame' Ducelle (modiste)
- Ankerich, Michael G. (2012). Mae Murray: The Girl with the Bee-Stung Lips. University Press of Kentucky. p. 135. ISBN 0-813-14038-2.
- Soister, John T. (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland. p. 688. ISBN 0-786-48790-9.
- New York Times Overview (Plot)
- Circe, the Enchantress at the Internet Movie Database
- Circe, the Enchantress at AllMovie
- Theatrical advertisement for the film
- Newspaper advertisement, line drawing at Flickr
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