The Dark Angel (1925 film)
|The Dark Angel|
|Directed by||George Fitzmaurice|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Written by||Frances Marion (screenplay)|
|Based on||The Dark Angel, a Play of Yesterday and To-day|
by H. B. Trevelyan
|Cinematography||George S. Barnes|
|Edited by||Stuart Heisler|
|Distributed by||First National Pictures|
The Dark Angel (1925) is a silent drama film, based on the play The Dark Angel, a Play of Yesterday and To-day by H. B. Trevelyan, released by First National Pictures, and starring Ronald Colman, Vilma Bánky (Her first American film), and Wyndham Standing. This is now considered a lost film.
During the First World War, Captain Alan Trent - on leave in England with his fiancée Kitty Vane - is suddenly recalled to the front, before having been able to get a marriage license. Alan and Kitty spend a night of love at a country inn "without benefit of clergy" and he sets off.
At the front things go badly for Alan, who is blinded and becomes a Prisoner of War after being captured by the Germans. He is reported dead, and his friend, Captain Gerald Shannon, discreetly woos Kitty, seeking to soothe her grief with his gentle love.
After the war, however, Gerald discovers that Alan is still alive, in a remote corner of England, writing children's stories for a living. Loyal to his former comrade in arms, Gerald informs Kitty of Alan's reappearance. She goes to him, and Alan conceals his blindness and tells Kitty that he no longer cares for her. She sees through his deception, however, and they are reunited.
- Ronald Colman as Captain Alan Trent
- Vilma Bánky as Kitty Vane
- Wyndham Standing as Gerald Shannon
- Frank Elliott as Lord Beaumont
- Charles Willis Lane as Sir Hubert Vane
- Helen Jerome Eddy as Miss Bottles
- Lassie Lou Ahern as a flower girl (uncredited)
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