The Blonde Saint

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The Blonde Saint
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Directed by Svend Gade
Produced by Sam E. Rork
Written by Marion Fairfax (scenario)
Based onThe Isle of Life
by Stephen French Whitman
Starring Lewis Stone
Doris Kenyon
Gilbert Roland
Cinematography Tony Gaudio
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release date
  • November 20, 1926 (1926-11-20)
Running time
70 minutes
7 reels (6,800 feet)
CountryUnited States
Language Silent (English intertitles)

The Blonde Saint is a 1926 American silent romantic-adventure film directed by Svend Gade. It was produced by Sam E. Rork and released through First National Pictures. Lewis Stone and Doris Kenyon star and young newcomer Gilbert Roland is featured.



The plot of the film bears a striking resemblance to the plot of the Warner Brothers talkie, One Way Passage (1932). This silent appears to have been more exotic.



Producer Rork's 19-year-old daughter, Ann Rork, has a major role in the film as she has in her father's later produced The Notorious Lady (1927). Lewis Stone also returned in The Notorious Lady. [1] [2] [3]

This was the final film of screenwriter Marion Fairfax. She and producer Rork had formed a partnership to make films in 1925, but, following the completion The Blonde Saint and a severe illness, she left film making and then wrote only for periodicals. [4]


An abridged and or incomplete version of survives in the British Film Institute National Film and Television Archive, London. [5]

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  1. Progressive Silent Film List: The Blond Saint at
  2. The American Film Institute Catalog Feature Films: 1921-30 by The American Film Institute, c.1971
  3. The Blonde Saint at Arne Andersen's Lost Film Files: First National Pictures 1926
  4. Phillips, Sarah (2018). "Silent Screenwriter, Producer and Director: Marion Fairfax". In Welch, Rosanne (ed.). When Women Wrote Hollywood: Essays on Female Screenwriters in the Early Film Industry. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland & Company. pp. 76–77. ISBN   978-1-4766-3277-3.
  5. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Blonde Saint