Best Drama Movies of 1925


The Gold Rush

8.1/10 IMDB

A lone prospector ventures into Alaska looking for gold. He soon gets mixed up with some burly characters, falls in love with the beautiful Georgia, and tries to win her heart with his singular charm.

Starring: Charlie Chaplin, Georgia Hale, Mack Swain, Tom Murray, Henry Bergman, Malcolm Waite, Harry Arras, James Dime, Charles Force, J. C. Fowler ..
Directed by: Charlie Chaplin
Release date: 1925-07-12

The Phantom of the Opera

7.5/10 IMDB

A grotesquely disfigured composer known as "The Phantom" haunts Paris' opera house, where he's secretly grooming Christine Daae to be an opera diva. Luring her to his remote underground lair, The Phantom declares his love. But Christine loves Raoul de Chagny and plans to elope with him. When The Phantom learns this, he abducts Christine.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mary Philbin, Norman Kerry, Arthur Edmund Carewe, John St. Polis, Virginia Pearson, Gibson Gowland, Snitz Edwards, Chester Conklin, Carla Laemmle ..
Directed by: Rupert Julian
Release date: 1925-09-22

The Lost World

7.0/10 IMDB

The first film adaptation of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's classic novel about a land where prehistoric creatures still roam.

Starring: Bessie Love, Lewis Stone, Wallace Beery, Lloyd Hughes, Alma Bennett, Arthur Hoyt, Margaret McWade, Bull Montana, Frank Finch Smiles, Jules Cowles ..
Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt
Release date: 1925-02-02
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Big Parade

The Big Parade

7.9/10 IMDB

The story of an idle rich boy who joins the US Army's Rainbow Division and is sent to France to fight in World War I, becomes friends with two working class men, experiences the horrors of trench warfare, and finds love with a French girl.

Starring: John Gilbert, Renée Adorée, Hobart Bosworth, Claire McDowell, Claire Adams, Robert Ober, Tom O'Brien, Karl Dane, Kathleen Key, Rosita Marstini ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1925-11-05

Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ

7.8/10 IMDB

Erstwhile childhood friends, Judah Ben-Hur and Messala meet again as adults, this time with Roman officer Messala as conqueror and Judah as a wealthy, though conquered, Israelite. A slip of a brick during a Roman parade causes Judah to be sent off as a galley slave, his property confiscated and his mother and sister imprisoned. Years later, as a result of his determination to stay alive and his willingness to aid his Roman master, Judah returns to his homeland an exalted and wealthy Roman athlete. Unable to find his mother and sister, and believing them dead, he can think of nothing else than revenge against Messala.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Francis X. Bushman, May McAvoy, Carmel Myers, Nigel De Brulier, Claire McDowell, Kathleen Key, Frank Currier, Betty Bronson, Winter Hall ..
Directed by: Fred Niblo, Charles Brabin, Christy Cabanne, J.J. Cohn, Rex Ingram
Release date: 1925-12-25
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Unholy Three

The Unholy Three

7.2/10 IMDB

Three sideshow performers form a conspiracy known as "The Unholy Three" - a ventriloquist, midget, and strongman working together to commit a series of robberies.

Starring: Lon Chaney, Mae Busch, Matt Moore, Victor McLaglen, Harry Earles, Matthew Betz, Edward Connelly, William Humphrey, E. Alyn Warren, Margie Angus ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1925-07-20
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Eagle

The Eagle

6.6/10 IMDB

Vladimir Dubrouvsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army, catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. He spurns her advances and flees, and she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. Vladimir learns that his father's lands have been taken by the evil Kyrilla Troekouroff, and his father dies. He dons a black mask, and becomes the outlaw The Black Eagle. He enters the Troekouroff household disguised as a French instructor for Kyrilla's daughter Mascha. He is after vengeance, but instead falls in love with Mascha.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti, James A. Marcus, George Nichols, Carrie Clark Ward, Spottiswoode Aitken, Gary Cooper, Agostino Borgato ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1925-11-08
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Body and Soul

Body and Soul

6.2/10 IMDB

A minister is malevolent and sinister behind his righteous facade. He consorts with, and later extorts from, the owner of a gambling house, and betrays an honest girl, eventually driving them both to ruin.

Starring: Paul Robeson, Marshall Rogers, Lawrence Chenault, Chester A. Alexander, Walter Cornick, Lillian Johnson, Mercedes Gilbert, Julia Theresa Russell ..
Directed by: Oscar Micheaux
Release date: 1925-11-09
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Stella Dallas

Stella Dallas

7.3/10 IMDB

An eccentric lower class woman struggles to gain respect in high society after marrying a wealthy man, and the problem gets worse when their daughter starts growing up.

Starring: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce, Jean Hersholt, Beatrix Prior, Lois Moran, Douglas Fairbanks Jr., Vera Lewis, Charles Lane, Maurice Murphy ..
Directed by: Henry King
Release date: 1925-11-16
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Little Annie Rooney

Little Annie Rooney

6.8/10 IMDB

A feisty little girl, the daughter of a beat cop, faces the challenges of growing up in a tough city neighborhood.

Starring: Mary Pickford, William Haines, Walter James, Gordon Griffith, Carlo Schipa, Spec O'Donnell, Hugh Fay, Vola Vale, Joe Butterworth, Eugene Jackson ..
Directed by: William Beaudine
Release date: 1925-10-18
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Lazybones


7.2/10 IMDB

Steve Tuttle, the titular lazybones, takes on the responsibility of raising a fatherless girl, causing a scandal in his small town. Many years later, having returned from World War I, he discovers that he loves the grown-up girl.

Starring: Madge Bellamy, Buck Jones, Zasu Pitts, Leslie Fenton, Jane Novak, Virginia Marshall, Edythe Chapman, Emily Fitzroy, William Bailey ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1925-11-06
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Smouldering Fires

Smouldering Fires

7.0/10 IMDB

A successful businesswoman falls in love with one of her (much younger) factory workers. She doesn't know that he is in love with her younger sister.

Starring: Pauline Frederick, Laura La Plante, Malcolm McGregor, Tully Marshall, Wanda Hawley, Helen Lynch, George Cooper, Bert Roach, Billy Gould, Rolfe Sedan ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1925-01-18
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Confessions of a Queen

Confessions of a Queen

6.6/10 IMDB

The King of Illyris marries a neighboring princess, who finds out he has a mistress, Sephora. Revolted, she turns to Prince Alexei for friendship. Turmoil increases as a revolution demands the abdication of the King and the Queen opposes this decision.

Starring: Alice Terry, Lewis Stone, John Bowers, Eugenie Besserer, Helena D'Algy, Frankie Darro, Joseph J. Dowling, George Beranger, Bert Sprotte, Wilbur Higby ..
Directed by: Victor Sjöström
Release date: 1925-03-30
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : A Woman of the World

A Woman of the World

6.9/10 IMDB

A European countess, after being betrayed by her lover, goes to live in small town Middle America with her cousins and causes havoc among the rather puritanical community members.

Starring: Pola Negri, Charles Emmett Mack, Holmes Herbert, Blanche Mehaffey, Chester Conklin, Lucille Ward, Guy Oliver, Dot Farley, May Foster, Dorothea Wolbert ..
Directed by: Malcolm St. Clair
Release date: 1925-12-28
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Unchastened Woman

The Unchastened Woman

5.9/10 IMDB

When she goes to tell her husband Hubert that she is expecting a child, Caroline Knollys finds him in the arms of another woman. Caroline leaves him and, not telling him of her pregnancy, runs off to Europe where she has her child and becomes the toast of European society. Then she returns to settle with her husband once and for all.

Starring: Theda Bara, Wyndham Standing, Dale Fuller, John Miljan, Eileen Percy, Harry Northrup, Mayme Kelso ..
Directed by: James Young
Release date: 1925-11-15
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Mad Whirl

The Mad Whirl

6.8/10 IMDB

A teenager with permissive parents gets too caught up in wild parties and the fast life.

Starring: May McAvoy, Jack Mulhall, Myrtle Stedman, Barbara Bedford, Alec B. Francis, Ward Crane, George Fawcett, Marie Astaire, Joseph Singleton, Charles King ..
Directed by: William A. Seiter
Release date: 1925-03-02
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Lady of the Night

Lady of the Night

6.7/10 IMDB

The story of two baby girls, born near in proximity, but worlds apart in life: Molly Helmer, the daughter of a thief, and Florence Banning, the daughter of the judge who would send Molly's father to prison. The girls' lives come together as young women at eighteen as Florence leaves the security of the exclusive Girls Select School, and Molly, now orphaned, begins her life free from reform school.

Starring: Norma Shearer, Malcolm McGregor, Dale Fuller, George K. Arthur, Fred Esmelton, Lew Harvey, Gwen Lee, Betty Morrissey, Joan Crawford ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1925-02-23
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The King On Main Street

The King On Main Street

6.8/10 IMDB

A European Ruler falls in love with an American.

Starring: Adolphe Menjou, Bessie Love, Greta Nissen, Oscar Shaw, Joseph Kilgour, Edgar Norton, Mario Majeroni, Carlotta Monterey, Marcia Harris, Edouard Durand ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1925-10-24
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Up the Ladder

Up the Ladder

6.4/10 IMDB

An inventor invents a television telephone while going through some love troubles.

Starring: Virginia Valli, Forrest Stanley, Margaret Livingston, Holmes Herbert, Lydia Yeamans Titus, Priscilla Moran, William V. Mong, George Fawcett, Olive Ann Alcorn ..
Directed by: Edward Sloman
Release date: 1925-05-02
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Salvation Hunters

The Salvation Hunters

6.6/10 IMDB

A hopelessly hopeful drifter, a bitter young woman, and a helpless child live on the docks, spending their days in poverty and listless wandering. Overhead, a dredge hauls up mud and trash from the nearby seabed-- the same mud and trash from the day before. They finally decide to leave for the city to seek fulfillment, only to encounter further privation, destitution, temptation.

Starring: George K. Arthur, Georgia Hale, Bruce Guerin, Otto Matieson, Nellie Bly Baker, Olaf Hytten, Stuart Holmes ..
Directed by: Josef von Sternberg
Release date: 1925-02-15
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Cobra


6.4/10 IMDB

Rodrigo, an impoverished Italian nobleman (Rudolph Valentino) takes a job with a New York antique dealer he met overseas. Swearing off women, Rodrigo focuses on his job. But complications arise when he falls in love with his friend's secretary-- and his friend's wife looks to make a date with him.

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi, Casson Ferguson, Gertrude Olmstead, Hector Sarno, Claire de Lorez, Eileen Percy, Lillian Langdon, Henry A. Barrows, Rosa Rosanova ..
Directed by: Joseph Henabery
Release date: 1925-01-02
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Goose Woman

The Goose Woman

7.0/10 IMDB

A famous opera singer lost her voice when her son was born, and has drowned her sorrows in drink. When a murder is committed near her house, she invents a story in order to get herself back in front of the public again. However, the story she comes up with results in her son being arrested for the murder.

Starring: Jack Pickford, Louise Dresser, Constance Bennett, Marc McDermott, George Nichols, Gustav von Seyffertitz, George Cooper ..
Directed by: Clarence Brown
Release date: 1925-08-02
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Motherhood: Life's Greatest Miracle

Motherhood: Life's Greatest Miracle

5.5/10 IMDB

In parallel stories, a social butterfly and a lower middle-class wife brace themselves for the challenge of birthing a child in the modern era.

Starring: Nance Newman, J. Thomas Hopkins, George E. Patten, Adelaide Chase ..
Directed by: Lita Lawrence
Release date: 1925-08-18
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Lights of Old Broadway

Lights of Old Broadway

6.6/10 IMDB

Adapted from the play The Merry Wives of Gotham, twin sisters are separated at birth - one of them becomes a society girl in New York, the other lives in the Irish slums.

Starring: Marion Davies, Conrad Nagel, Frank Currier, George K. Arthur, Charles McHugh, Eleanor Lawson, Julia Swayne Gordon, Matthew Betz, Wilbur Higby, Bodil Rosing ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1925-10-31
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Tumbleweeds


6.5/10 IMDB

William S. Hart stars in this 1925 silent film as a cowboy intent on claiming land during the 1889 land rush in the Oklahoma Territory. Though hardened from years of taming the new frontier, he falls in love with a beautiful woman. Before he settles down, however, he must contend with men who wish to bring him harm. In the prologue of the 1939 Astor Pictures revival of this film, Hart gives a moving eight-minute introduction-- the first and only time he appeared in a film accompanied by his striking voice.

Starring: William S. Hart, Barbara Bedford, Lucien Littlefield, J. Gordon Russell, Richard Neill, Jack Murphy, James Gordon, George F. Marion, Gertrude Claire, Lillian Leighton ..
Directed by: King Baggot, William S. Hart
Release date: 1925-12-27
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Road to Yesterday

The Road to Yesterday

6.3/10 IMDB

Malena's apparent frigidity toward her husband Kenneth is a result of injustice done in an earlier incarnation when he was a knight and she was a gypsy headed for burning at the stake. This becomes evident when their unconscious minds travel back from a train wreck in the American plains to Elizabethan England.

Starring: Joseph Schildkraut, Jetta Goudal, William Boyd, Vera Reynolds, Trixie Friganza, Casson Ferguson, Julia Faye, Clarence Burton, Josephine Norman, Charles West ..
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille
Release date: 1925-11-13
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Red Kimona

The Red Kimona

6.5/10 IMDB

A woman is abandoned by her lover and prostitution is the only way she has to survive.

Starring: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller, Mary Carr, Virginia Pearson, Tyrone Power Sr., Sheldon Lewis, Theodore von Eltz, Emily Fitzroy, George Siegmann ..
Directed by: Walter Lang, Dorothy Davenport
Release date: 1925-11-16
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Proud Flesh

Proud Flesh

5.2/10 IMDB

The snooty Fernanda decides to leave Spain to visit her uncle in San Francisco in order to escape the attentions of the dandy, amorous Don Diego, but he follows her. She is rescued from a wild taxi ride by a passerby who owns a huge plumbing company. Believing him to be a common plumber, she snubs him, but he pursues her and a romantic rivalry is born.

Starring: Eleanor Boardman, Pat O'Malley, Harrison Ford, Trixie Friganza, William J. Kelly, Priscilla Bonner, Rosita Marstini, Sôjin Kamiyama, Evelyn Sherman, George Nichols ..
Directed by: King Vidor
Release date: 1925-04-27
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Zander the Great

Zander the Great

5.7/10 IMDB

Mamie, an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell, a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander. Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "Zander". When Mrs. Caldwell dies, the authorities decree that the boy must be placed in the same orphanage where Mamie was mistreated. Horrified, Mamie determines to see to it that the boy will be spared the same treatment that she had to suffer.

Starring: Marion Davies, Holbrook Blinn, Harrison Ford, Harry Myers, George Siegmann, Emily Fitzroy, Hobart Bosworth, Richard Carle, Hedda Hopper, Jack Huff ..
Directed by: George W. Hill
Release date: 1925-05-01
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : A Kiss for Cinderella

A Kiss for Cinderella

6.9/10 IMDB

An adaption of a novel by Peter Pan author J.M. Barrie.

Starring: Betty Bronson, Esther Ralston, Henry Vibart, Dorothy Cumming, Ivan F. Simpson, Dorothy Walters, Flora Finch, Juliet Brenon, Marilyn McLain, Patty Coakley ..
Directed by: Herbert Brenon
Release date: 1925-12-22
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Mystic

The Mystic

6.2/10 IMDB

A good Tod browning movie but without Lon Chaney. Anyway, the story sounds here quite strange and dark. Mystery and drama fans will be delighted by this story of a young eastern european woman hired to the new world. This one is quite rare on TV, so if you can don't miss it !

Starring: Aileen Pringle, Conway Tearle, Mitchell Lewis, Robert Ober, Stanton Heck, David Torrence, Gladys Hulette, DeWitt Jennings ..
Directed by: Tod Browning
Release date: 1925-09-26
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Lorraine of the Lions

Lorraine of the Lions

6.2/10 IMDB

A ship carrying a touring circus troupe sinks at sea, and Lorraine, a young girl, is washed up on a deserted island. Her only companion is a gorilla from the circus, Bimi, who raises her as its own. Several years later Lorraine's wealthy grandfather, who has hired a psychic to help find her, is led by the psychic to Lorraine's island, and she and Bimi are taken back to "civiliation" in San Francisco, but things don't work out exactly as planned.

Starring: Norman Kerry, Patsy Ruth Miller, Fred Humes, Doreen Turner, Harry Todd, Philo McCullough, Joseph J. Dowling, Frank Newburg, Rosemary Cooper, Walter Brennan ..
Directed by: Edward Sedgwick
Release date: 1925-10-11
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Dancers

The Dancers

6.6/10 IMDB

Young Tony, unable to make a living in crowded and fast-paced London, goes to South America in search of his fortune. He soon becomes the owner of a saloon and dance hall. One of the dancers in his place, Maxine, falls in love with him, but Tony is still in love with his childhood sweetheart Una, although Una is now a "party girl" back in London and has forgotten about Tony. However, Tony comes into an unexpected inheritance, along with a title, and returns to London for Una. Although disappointed with Una's current lifestyle, he asks her to marry him despite her "indiscretions". However, the night before they are to be married Una confesses a deep, dark secret to Tony that could change their lives forever.

Starring: George O’Brien, Alma Rubens, Madge Bellamy, Templar Saxe, Joan Standing, Alice Hollister, Freeman Wood, Walter McGrail, Noble Johnson, Tippy Grey ..
Directed by: Emmett J. Flynn
Release date: 1925-01-04
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Kentucky Pride

Kentucky Pride

6.1/10 IMDB

This rare John Ford silent is a charming, sweetly sentimental tale of the relationship between humans and animals told largely from the point of view of a racehorse who observes as her breeder (Henry B. Walthall) is forced to sell her when he loses everything in a poker game. Several of the era’s most famous racehorses make appearances, including the legendary champion thoroughbred Man o’ War.

Starring: Gertrude Astor, Peaches Jackson, J. Farrell MacDonald, Winston Miller, Henry B. Walthall, Man o' War, Malcolm Waite, Belle Stoddard, George Reed, Sayre Dearing ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1925-09-06
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Plastic Age

The Plastic Age

6.0/10 IMDB

Hugh Carver is an athletic star and a freshman at Prescott College. He falls in love with Cynthia Day, a popular girl who loves to party, and finds that it's impossible to please her and still keep up with his studies and athletic training. Soon the two face some difficult decisions.

Starring: Donald Keith, Clara Bow, Gilbert Roland, Mary Alden, Henry B. Walthall, David Butler, Jack Egan, Bill Elliott, Clark Gable, Janet Gaynor ..
Directed by: Wesley Ruggles
Release date: 1925-12-15
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : My Lady of Whims

My Lady of Whims

5.7/10 IMDB

Aspiring author Prudence "Prue" Severn leaves her staid home for the wild life in New York's artistic Greenwich Village community. Her concerned family hires two thrill-seeking ex-doughboys, bow-tied Bartley "Bart" Greer and his trigger-happy buddy Lee, to look after her and, hopefully, persuade her to come home. They move into Prue's apartment building, where she lives with a sculptress pal. Although interested in Bart, Prue senses he is being paid to watch over her-- so she decides to elope with the handsome Rolf.

Starring: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Carmelita Geraghty, Lee Moran, Francis McDonald, Betty Baker, John Cossar, Lux MacBride, Robert Rose ..
Directed by: Dallas M. Fitzgerald
Release date: 1925-12-09
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Too Many Kisses

Too Many Kisses

6.4/10 IMDB

Wanting his son to get away from his many girlfriends and buckle down to work, the New York industrialist father of a playboy sends him to an obscure village in Spain to find samples of a rare mineral. When the son gets to Spain, he runs afoul of the local police chief - who has a secret that he tries to keep the young man from discovering.

Starring: Richard Dix, Frances Howard, William Powell, Frank Currier, Harpo Marx, Paul Panzer, Joseph Burke, Albert Tavernier, Arthur Ludwig, Alyce Mills ..
Directed by: Paul Sloane
Release date: 1925-01-11
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Lady

The Lady

6.4/10 IMDB

A young woman marries the wastrel son of a British aristocrat. Her husband, who has been disinherited by his father, loses what little money he has left gambling in casinos and then dies, leaving her penniless and with an infant son. When her former father-in-law tries to get custody of the child, she leaves him with a couple she trusts, but when she later goes to reclaim her son, she can't find the people she left him with.

Starring: Brandon Hurst, Norma Talmadge, Wallace MacDonald, Alfred J. Goulding, Doris Lloyd, Johnny Fox, Paulette Duval, Emily Fitzroy, Margaret Seddon, Miles McCarthy ..
Directed by: Frank Borzage
Release date: 1925-02-08
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Midshipman

The Midshipman

5.1/10 IMDB

Produced under the supervision of the U.S. Navy. James Randall, an upperclassman at the Naval Academy, falls in love with Patricia Lawrence, the sister of a plebe. She is engaged to Basil Courtney, a wealthy reprobate who arranges with Rita to discredit James.

Starring: Ramon Novarro, Harriet Hammond, Wesley Barry, Margaret Seddon, Crauford Kent, Joan Crawford, Harold Goodwin, William Boyd, Pauline Key, Maurice Ryan ..
Directed by: Christy Cabanne
Release date: 1925-10-04
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Sally, Irene and Mary

Sally, Irene and Mary

5.4/10 IMDB

The three are showgirls, each with a different approach to life and love.

Starring: Constance Bennett, Joan Crawford, Sally O'Neil, William Haines, Henry Kolker, Douglas Gilmore, Kate Price, Aggie Herring, Sam De Grasse, Lillian Elliott ..
Directed by: Edmund Goulding
Release date: 1925-12-27
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Head Winds

Head Winds

5.8/10 IMDB

Peter kidnaps Patricia to prevent her from marrying the wrong man.

Starring: House Peters, Patsy Ruth Miller, Richard Travers, Arthur Hoyt, William Austin, William Conklin, Lydia Yeamans Titus, George Kuwa, Togo Yamamoto, K. Nambu ..
Directed by: Herbert Blaché
Release date: 1925-03-29
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Parisian Love

Parisian Love

6.1/10 IMDB

Armand and Marie survive in the streets until charitable (and wealthy) scientist Pierre Marcel takes Armand in after a botched robbery. Marie, a fiery Apache, swears revenge on Marcel for taking her lover away from her.

Starring: Clara Bow, Donald Keith, Lillian Leighton, J. Gordon Russell, Hazel Keener, Lou Tellegen, Jean De Briac, Otto Matieson, Alyce Mills ..
Directed by: Louis J. Gasnier
Release date: 1925-08-01
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Midnight Girl

The Midnight Girl

5.8/10 IMDB

A corrupt art patron finds himself in love with the same girl as his stepson.

Starring: Lila Lee, Gareth Hughes, Bela Lugosi, Dolores Cassinelli, Charlotte Walker, Ruby Blaine, John D. Walsh, William Harvey, Sidney Paxton, Signor N. Salerno ..
Directed by: Wilfred Noy
Release date: 1925-02-14
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Raffles


5.0/10 IMDB

Raffles (House Peters) is an English gentleman with a secret life—he is the notorious jewel thief known as "The Amateur Cracksman". While sailing from India to England accompanied by his friend, Bunny Manners (Freeman Wood), it is rumored that the infamous cracksman is aboard ship. Raffles warns a lady passenger to keep an eye on her necklace, which is stolen soon afterward. Although a search reveals no evidence, the necklace is returned upon reaching London.

Starring: House Peters, Miss DuPont, Hedda Hopper, Fred Esmelton, Walter Long, Winter Hall, Kate Lester, Freeman Wood, Roland Bottomley, Lillian Langdon ..
Directed by: King Baggot
Release date: 1925-05-23
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Lightnin'


6.0/10 IMDB

Set in a hotel straddling the border between California and Nevada, this early John Ford comedy follows a female hotel owner's efforts to turn a profit and get some work out of her husband.

Starring: Jay Hunt, Wallace MacDonald, Richard Travers, J. Farrell MacDonald, Otis Harlan, Edythe Chapman, Madge Bellamy, Ethel Clayton, Brandon Hurst ..
Directed by: John Ford
Release date: 1925-08-23
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Pretty Ladies

Pretty Ladies

5.1/10 IMDB

Maggie, a headlining comedienne with the Follies, takes a fall off the stage into the orchestra pit and lands on the drum of musician Al Cassidy. One thing leads to another, they fall in love and get married. Al becomes a famous songwriter and Maggie stays home and has children. One day Al is hired to write a big number for Selma Larson, one of the Follies' most beautiful stars, and falls for her.

Starring: Zasu Pitts, Tom Moore, Ann Pennington, Lilyan Tashman, Norma Shearer, Joan Crawford, Myrna Loy, Carole Lombard, Conrad Nagel, Bernard Randall ..
Directed by: Monta Bell
Release date: 1925-09-06
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Primrose Path

The Primrose Path

5.0/10 IMDB

Alcoholic playboy Wallace MacDonald (as Bruce Armstrong) would like to sober up and become more responsible, after a drinking accident causes him to cripple little brother Pat Moore (as Jimmy Armstrong). Still, the lure of liquor makes him to sneak drinks at home, and go out partying with carefree showgirl Clara Bow (as Marilyn Merrill). He's promised Ms. Bow he'll quit drinking and gambling. Further complicating Mr. MacDonald's life are the bad checks he's been accumulating. Nasty Stuart Holmes (as Tom Canfield) and Tom Santschi (as "Big Joe" Snead) force MacDonald to join their diamond smuggling racket, in lieu of payment.

Starring: Wallace MacDonald, Clara Bow, Arline Pretty, Stuart Holmes, Pat Moore, Tom Santschi, Lydia Knott, Templar Saxe, Mike Donlin, Henry Hall ..
Directed by: Harry O. Hoyt
Release date: 1925-09-14
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : The Other Woman's Story

The Other Woman's Story

6.4/10 IMDB

Robert Marshall’s dying utterance seems to point to Colman Colby (Robert Frazer) as his killer. Colby is arrested and at trial all testimony points to his guilt. But as the jury deliberates, the unfairly named “other woman” (Helen Lee Worthing) sets out to prove his innocence.

Starring: Alice Calhoun, Robert Frazer, Helen Lee Worthing, Mahlon Hamilton, David Torrence, Riza Royce, Gertrude Short ..
Directed by: BF Stanley
Release date: 1925-01-25
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Episodes in the Life of a Gin Bottle

Episodes in the Life of a Gin Bottle

5.1/10 IMDB

A gin bottle is personified with a spirit. As the gin bottle changes hands the spirit of the bottle tempts the various possessors to take a drink. A pro-prohibition movie, the story exemplifies the tragedies of drinking.

Starring: John Ince, Rex Lease ..
Directed by: Bela von Block
Release date: 1925-10-17
Best Drama Movies of 1925 : Paint and Powder

Paint and Powder

8.3/10 IMDB

Elaine Hammerstein stars in this independently produced drama. She plays Mary Dolan, a dancer at a Bowery café, who is in love with co-worker Jimmy Evarts (Theodore Von Eltz). Jimmy gets in a fight with an East Side tough and finds a wallet on him belonging to a big theatrical manager. Jimmy, however, is accused of being the one who stole it and is thrown in jail.

Starring: Elaine Hammerstein, Theodore von Eltz, Stuart Holmes, John St. Polis, Russell Simpson, Charles Murray, Derelys Perdue, Pat Hartigan, Ernest Belcher, Mrs. Charles Craig ..
Directed by: Hunt Stromberg
Release date: 1925-09-16

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