Borrowed Finery

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Borrowed Finery
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Directed by Oscar Apfel
Story by George Bronson Howard
Starring Louise Lorraine
Ward Crane
Lou Tellegen
Distributed by Tiffany Pictures
Release date
  • November 1925 (1925-11)
Running time
7 reels
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

Borrowed Finery is a 1925 American silent drama film produced and released by Tiffany Pictures, and based on a story by George Bronson Howard. Veteran director and performer Oscar Apfel directed a cast that includes Louise Lorraine, Hedda Hopper, Lou Tellegen, and Ward Crane. [1]



As described in a film magazine review, [2] a mannequin borrows an evening gown from the firm that employs her and ruins it at a party. Then she resigns her position and falls into the hands of an impostor who claims to be a secret service agent. He demands that she obtain from a wealthy woman some jewels on which he insists no duty was paid. She obeys, and then learns from a genuine secret service operative that she has been duped. Together they trap the impostor and, after he is locked up, they make their wedding plans.



This film was considered a lost film. [3] [4] [5] In late 2016 Czech National Film Archive announced rediscovery of film reels. [6]

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  1. Progressive Silent Film List: Borrowed Finery at
  2. "New Pictures: Borrowed Finery", Exhibitors Herald, Chicago, Illinois: Exhibitors Herald Company, 23 (7): 51, November 7, 1925, retrieved November 5, 2022PD-icon.svg This article incorporates text from this source, which is in the public domain .
  3. Progressive Silent Film List: Borrowed Finery at
  4. Borrowed Finery, at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: Tiffany Studios
  5. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Borrowed Finery
  6. NFA objevil dílo americké kinematografie z roku 1925