St. Elmo (1923)

Genres - Drama  |   Countries - UK  |  
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Starring New Zealander Shayle Gardner in the title role, this British screen version of Augusta J. Evans-Wilson's sentimental novel and stock company perennial was often mentioned when citing the poor state of British filmmaking in the 1920s. Gardner played the title role, a man who killed his romantic rival in a brawl. Travelling the world as a confirmed misogynist, St. Elmo returns to home and hearth only to fall in love with the daughter (Gabrielle Gilroy) of the local blacksmith. An equally poor Hollywood version of the story was filmed that same year starring John Gilbert, Barbara La Marr, and Bessie Love.



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