This week’s silent mystery movie has been the 1925 MGM film “Lady of the Night,” with Norma Shearer, Malcolm MacGregor (McGregor), Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur, Fred Esmelton, Lew Harvey, Gwen Lee and Betty Morrisey (Morrissey). It was directed by Monta Bell. Story by Adela Rogers St. Johns, scenario by Alice D.G. Miller, settings by Cedric Gibbons and photography by Andre Barletier.
The DVD is available from Warner Archive for $17.99.
Writing in the New York Times (March 2, 1925), Mordaunt Hall said:
Although “Lady of the Night.” the current film attraction at the Capitol, is interesting, it is not to be classed with many artistic efforts and certainly not to be compared with Charles Chaplin’s “A Woman of Paris.” or Seastrom’s “He Who Gets Slapped.” Throughout this production Monta Bell, the director, has manifested a penchant for exaggeration, and he also causes some of his characters to be hopelessly ignorant of elementary social amenities.
For Monday, we have a …. Hey wait a minute!
Update: This is Sandra Dorne in “Devil Doll.”
No, try again…
Newsboy cap guy. Well, OK.
Update: This is Lew Harvey.
For Tuesday….. wait, no!
Update: This is Bela Lugosi in “Bride of the Monster.”
…. Oh my. No. No. No.
Update: This is Mason Reese.
Ah. Better. For Tuesday, we have these two gents….
Update: This is Philip Sleeman, left, and Carlton Griffin.
The mystery guest in the bow tie is particularly disreputable.
Brain Trust roll call: Eve Golden (MST3K movie and actress).
For Wednesday….. Oh dear.
Update: This is “Robot vs. the Aztec Mummy.”
Update: This is Gary Coleman.
Update: This is Betty Morrisey (Morrissey).
For Wednesday, we have two mystery women.
Update: This is Gwen Lee.
Brain Trust roll call: Rick (Monday’s MST3K Movie and mystery guest), Mary Mallory (Tuesday’s MST3K guest), Tucson Barbara (Tuesday’s MST3K movie and guest, and Tuesday’s mystery kid), Mike Hawks (mystery movie and Tuesday’s silent mystery guests) and Diane Ely (Tuesday’s mystery kid).
For Thursday we have another cheesy horror flick….
Update: This is “The Horror of Party Beach.”
Update: This is Emmanuel Lewis.
And a rather concerned mystery guest….
Update: This is George K. Arthur.
…. and another newsboy cap sighting!
Update: This is Malcolm MacGregor/McGregor.
Brain Trust roll call: Mike Hawks (Wednesday’s mystery silent movie ladies), Mary Mallory (mystery silent movie and mystery silent movie guests) and Tucson Barbara (Wednesday’s mystery MST3K movie and Wednesday’s mystery kid).
Update: This is Vampira (Maila Nurmi) in “Plan Nine From Outer Space.”
Update: This is Rodney Allen Rippy.
Update: Norma Shearer in dual roles.
Brain Trust roll call: Mary Mallory (Thursday’s mystery silent movie gents), Sheila (mystery silent movie and Thursday’s mystery silent movie guests), Mike Hawks (Thursday’s silent movie gents), Howard Mandelbaum (mystery silent movie and Tuesday’s, Wednesday’s and Thursday’s mystery silent movie guests) and Dan Nather (mystery silent movie and Thursday’s mystery silent movie gents).