Irene (1926 film)

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Irene lobby card.jpg
Lobby card
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Produced by John McCormick
Written by James Montgomery (play)
June Mathis
Rex Taylor
George Marion, Jr. (titles)
Starring Colleen Moore
Lloyd Hughes
George K. Arthur
Music by Harry Tierney
Joseph McCarthy
Cinematography Ted D. McCord
Edited by Edwin Robbins
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
February 21, 1926 (US)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Irene (1926) is a silent romantic comedy film starring Colleen Moore, and partially shot in Technicolor. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green, produced by Moore's husband John McCormick (1893-1961), and based on the musical Irene written by James Montgomery, Harry Tierney, and Joseph McCarthy.

As reported in the book and documentary film The Celluloid Closet, actor George K. Arthur plays a flamboyant gay man in the film named "Madame Lucy".[1]



The scenes which were shot in Technicolor cost a total amount of $100,000. The total budget was $1,500,000.[2]

This was the final film of actress Marion Aye, a former Mack Sennett bathing beauty, who committed suicide in 1951.[3]

Preservation status[edit]

The film exists, with the Technicolor sequences intact.[4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ IMDB entry
  2. ^ Dutch film magazine Het Weekblad: Cinema & Theater #145
  3. ^
  4. ^ SilentEra entry

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