A Slave of Vanity

Last updated

A Slave of Vanity
Pauline Frederick in A Slave of Vanity by Henry Otto 3 Film Daily 1920.png
Directed by Henry Otto
Written byHenry Otto (scenario)
Based on Iris
by Arthur Wing Pinero
Starring Pauline Frederick
Arthur Hoyt
Distributed byRobertson-Cole Pictures Corporation
Release date
  • November 28, 1920 (1920-11-28)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

A Slave of Vanity is a 1920 American silent drama film starring Pauline Frederick, and directed and written by Henry Otto. The film, which was adapted from Arthur Wing Pinero's 1901 play Iris , was produced and distributed by the Robertson-Cole Pictures Corporation that eventually became part of Film Booking Office of America. The film is now considered lost. [1]



Iris (Frederick), a British aristocrat, must choose between the poor Laurence (Barrie) and the rich Frederick (Louis). She decides to marry the wealthier Frederick, but at the last minute she changes her mind and runs off to Italy with Laurence. However, things do not work out quite the way she planned.


See also

Related Research Articles

J. M. Barrie British novelist and playwright (1860-1937)

Sir James Matthew Barrie, 1st Baronet, was a Scottish novelist and playwright, best remembered as the creator of Peter Pan. He was born and educated in Scotland and then moved to London, where he wrote a number of successful novels and plays. There he met the Llewelyn Davies boys, who inspired him to write about a baby boy who has magical adventures in Kensington Gardens, then to write Peter Pan, or The Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up, a 1904 West End "fairy play" about an ageless boy and an ordinary girl named Wendy who have adventures in the fantasy setting of Neverland.

Valérie Kaprisky French actress (born 1962)

Valérie Kaprisky is a French actress.

Barbara Barrie American actress and author

Barbara Barrie is an American actress and author.

Sylvia Llewelyn Davies

Sylvia Llewelyn Davies was the mother of the boys who were the inspiration for the stories of Peter Pan by J. M. Barrie. She was the daughter of cartoonist and writer George du Maurier and his wife Emma Wightwick, the elder sister to actor Gerald du Maurier, the aunt of novelists Angela and Daphne du Maurier, and a great-granddaughter of Mary Anne Clarke, royal mistress of Prince Frederick, Duke of York and Albany.

Peter Pan Character created by James Matthew Barrie

Peter Pan is a fictional character created by Scottish novelist and playwright J. M. Barrie. A free-spirited and mischievous young boy who can fly and never grows up, Peter Pan spends his never-ending childhood having adventures on the mythical island of Neverland as the leader of the Lost Boys, interacting with fairies, pirates, mermaids, Native Americans, and occasionally ordinary children from the world outside Neverland.

<i>She Couldnt Say No</i> (1930 film) 1930 film

She Couldn't Say No is a 1930 American Pre-Code drama which stars Winnie Lightner, fresh from her success in Gold Diggers of Broadway (1929). It was adapted from a play by Benjamin M. Kaye. An aspiring singer ends up in a love triangle with a gangster and a socialite.

<i>Madame X</i> (1920 film) 1920 film

Madame X is a 1920 American silent drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Pauline Frederick. The film is based on the 1908 play Madame X, by French playwright Alexandre Bisson, and was adapted for the screen by J.E. Nash and Frank Lloyd. A copy of this film survives in the George Eastman House Motion Picture Collection.

Miss Universe 1964

Miss Universe 1964, the 13th Miss Universe pageant, was held on 1 August 1964 at the Miami Beach Convention Hall in Miami Beach, Florida, United States. Corinna Tsopei of Greece was crowned by the outgoing titleholder, Iêda Maria Vargas of Brazil, making her the first and so far only Miss Universe from Greece.

<i>The Gay Falcon</i> 1941 film by Irving Reis

The Gay Falcon is a 1941 B film, the first in a series of 16 films about a suave detective nicknamed The Falcon. Intended to replace the earlier The Saint detective series, the first film took its title from the lead character, Gay Laurence. George Sanders was cast in the title role; he had played The Saint in the prior RKO series. He was teamed again with Wendy Barrie who had been with him in three previous Saint films. The first four films starred Sanders as Gay Lawrence and the rest featured Tom Conway, Sanders' real-life brother, as Tom Lawrence, brother of Gay.

<i>Peter and Wendy</i> Book and play by J. M. Barrie

Peter Pan; or, the Boy Who Wouldn't Grow Up or Peter and Wendy, often known simply as Peter Pan, is a work by J. M. Barrie, in the form of a 1904 play and a 1911 novel. Both versions tell the story of Peter Pan, a mischievous yet innocent little boy who can fly, and has many adventures on the island of Neverland that is inhabited by mermaids, fairies, Native Americans, and pirates. The Peter Pan stories also involve the characters Wendy Darling and her two brothers John and Michael, Peter's fairy Tinker Bell, the Lost Boys, and the pirate Captain Hook. The play and novel were inspired by Barrie's friendship with the Llewelyn Davies family. Barrie continued to revise the play for years after its debut until publication of the play script in 1928.

<i>The Real Thing at Last</i> 1916 British film

The Real Thing at Last is a "lost" satirical silent movie based on the play Macbeth. It was written in 1916 by Peter Pan creator and playwright J. M. Barrie as a parody of the American entertainment industry. The film was made by the newly created British Actors Film Company in response to news that American filmmaker D. W. Griffith intended to honor the 300th anniversary of William Shakespeare's death by producing of a film version of the play. It was subtitled A Suggestion for the Artists of the Future. It was screened at a charity benefit attended by the royal family, but was not widely distributed, and no copies are known to survive.

<i>Married Flirts</i> 1924 film by Robert G. Vignola

Married Flirts is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Robert Vignola and starring Pauline Frederick, Mae Busch, and Conrad Nagel. The screenplay, written by Julia Ivers, is based on Louis Joseph Vance's 1923 best seller Mrs. Paramor. The drama was considered quite daring at the time as the story centered on husbands being lured away from their wives. One scene has well known Hollywood stars playing themselves at a party.

<i>A Feather in Her Hat</i> 1935 film by Alfred Santell

A Feather in Her Hat is a 1935 melodrama film starring Pauline Lord as a working-class woman with ambitions for her son. It is based on the 1934 novel of the same name by I. A. R. Wylie.

<i>Roads of Destiny</i> 1921 film

Roads of Destiny is a 1921 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures. The film is based on the 1909 short story of the same name by O. Henry that was turned into a play by Channing Pollock starring Florence Reed. Frank Lloyd directed and stage actress Pauline Frederick starred. The film is now considered lost.

<i>Bonds of Love</i> 1919 film by Reginald Barker

Bonds of Love is a 1919 American silent romantic drama film directed by Reginald Barker and starring Pauline Frederick. It is based on the 1906 Arthur Wing Pinero play His House in Order. Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures, the film is now considered lost.

<i>One Week of Life</i> 1919 film by Hobart Henley

One Week of Life is a 1919 American silent drama film produced and distributed through Goldwyn Pictures. It was directed by Hobart Henley and starred Pauline Frederick. It is now considered to be a lost film.

<i>The Loves of Letty</i> 1919 film by Frank Lloyd

The Loves of Letty is a 1919 American silent drama film produced and distributed by Samuel Goldwyn and directed by Frank Lloyd. Based on the play Letty by Arthur Wing Pinero, the film features Pauline Frederick in the title role. It was originally considered a lost film, but a print with some deterioration has reportedly been found in a European archive.

<i>The Woman on the Index</i> 1919 film by Hobart Henley

The Woman on the Index is a lost 1919 American silent drama film directed by Hobart Henley and starring Pauline Frederick and her then husband playwright Willard Mack. It was Frederick's first film at Goldwyn Pictures after coming over from Paramount. It is based on a 1918 Broadway play, The Woman on the Index, that starred Julia Dean.

<i>The Woman in Room 13</i> 1920 film by Frank Lloyd

The Woman in Room 13 is a lost 1920 American silent mystery drama film directed by Frank Lloyd and starring Pauline Frederick. It was produced and distributed by Goldwyn Pictures and is based on a Broadway play of the same name, The Woman in Room 13. The film was remade at Fox in 1932 as a talkie.

<i>The Lure of Jade</i> 1921 film

The Lure of Jade is a 1921 American silent drama film directed by Colin Campbell and starring Pauline Frederick, Thomas Holding, and Arthur Rankin.