The Exquisite Sinner
B&W : Six reels / [?] 5844 or 5977? feet
Directed by Josef von Sternberg + [Phil Rosen]
Cast: Conrad Nagel [Dominique Prad], Renée Adorée [Silda, the gypsy maid], Paulette Duval [Yvonne], Frank Currier [the colonel], George K. Arthur [his orderly], Mathew Betz [Secchi, the gypsy chief], Helena D’Algy [Dominique’s sister], Claire Dubrey [Dominique’s sister], Myrna Loy [the living statue]
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Josef von Sternberg and Alice D.G. Miller, from the novel Escape by Alden Brooks. Art direction by Cedric Gibbons and Joseph Wright. Wardrobe (costume design) by André-ani. Assistant director, Robert Florey. Cinematography by Maximilian Fabian. Intertitles by Joe Farnham (Joseph Farnham). Edited by John English. / © 19 April 1926 by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Corporation [LP22777]. Released 28 March 1926. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The footage directed by von Sternberg was taken in 1925. The film was partially reshot by Phil Rosen and reedited by the film’s producer before release in 1926.
Survival status: Print exists in the Warner Brothers Classics film collection (Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer film collection).
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Artists - Families: Brother-sister relationships - French - Gypsies - Inheritances
Listing updated: 2 February 2010.
References: Eames-MGM pp. 31, 39; McCaffrey-Guide p. 19; Sarris-Sternberg pp. 8, 10, 12, 22; Weaver-Twenty p. 27 : Website-AFI.