The Dark Angel (1925 film)

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The Dark Angel
Film poster
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
Starring Ronald Colman
Vilma Bánky
Cinematography George S. Barnes
Edited by Stuart Heisler
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • September 27, 1925 (1925-09-27)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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, and Wyndham Standing. This is now considered a lost film.[1][2]


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 is 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.


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