|A Kiss for Cinderella|
1925 lobby poster
|Directed by||Herbert Brenon|
|Produced by|| Adolph Zukor |
Jesse L. Lasky
|Written by|| James M. Barrie (play)|
Willis Goldbeck (scenario)
Townsend Martin (scenario)
|Starring|| Betty Bronson |
|Cinematography||J. Roy Hunt|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|10 reels; 9,686 feet|
|Language||Silent film (English intertitles)|
A Kiss for Cinderella is a 1925 silent fantasy taken from the stage play by James M. Barrie. The film stars Betty Bronson and Tom Moore and was made at Paramount's Astoria Studios in Astoria, Queens. The film is based on the 1916 play which starred stage actress Maude Adams in the Bronson role.
Herbert Brenon directed as he had directed the 1924 film version of Barrie's Peter Pan which also starred Bronson. Tom Moore had previously costarred in The Cinderella Man for Goldwyn in 1917 alongside Mae Marsh.
Surviving print of this film is preserved at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, George Eastman House and UCLA Film and TV as well as a foreign archive Cinematheque Royale de Belgique (Brussels).
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