Peacock Alley (1922 film)

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Peacock Alley
Peacock Alley poster.jpg
Poster
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 date
  • January 23, 1922 (1922-01-23)
Running time
80 min.
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Peacock Alley is a 1922 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]

Lobby card

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

  • Mae Murray as Cleo of Paris
  • Monte Blue as Elmer Harmon
  • Edmund Lowe as Phil Garrison
  • William J. Ferguson as Alex Smith (credited as W.J. Ferguson)
  • Anders Randolf as Hugo Fenton (credited as Anders Randolph)
  • William H. Tooker as Joseph Carleton (credited as William Tooker)
  • Howard Lang as Abner Harmon
  • William Frederic as Mayor of Harmontown
  • M. Durant as Monsieur Dubois
  • Jeffreys Lewis as Toto
  • Napoleon the Dog as Napoleon

Reception[edit]

The film was one of Murray's most successful films, and one of the biggest hits of 1922. The film was so successful 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.

References[edit]

  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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