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Title Norma Talmadge double feature. The social secretary (1916) [and] The forbidden city (1918).

Published Phoeniz, AZ : Grapevine Video, [2004]
©2004

Copies

Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  791.4372 SOCI MH2  DVD Region 1    AVAILABLE
Physical description 1 videodisc (114 minutes) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
monochrome rdacc
Credits The social secretary: directed by John Emerson.
The forbidden city: directed by Sidney Franklin.
Notes Silent films with intertitles and organ score.
Originally produced as motion pictures in 1916 and 1918.
Performers The social secretary: Norma Talmadge, Kate Lester, Gladden James, Erich Von Stroheim.
The forbidden city: Norma Talmadge, Thomas Meighan, E. Allyn Warren, L. Rogers Lytton, Reid Hamilton.
Summary A secretary goes from one job to another, fighting off the advances of her employers. In the meantime, a society matron, who keeps losing her secretaries to marriage, places ad for a woman who is unattractive to men. The secretary answers the ad, taking care to dress as unattractively as possible. She tries to save the daughter of the woman from a fortune hunter, who is one of her former employers.
San-san, the daughter of a Chinese mandarin is sentenced to death for her secret marriage to an American official. In her husband's absence, her father gives her to the emperor, who kills her when she has the American's "white" child. Talmadge plays the dual role of San-san and her daughter Toy, who is raised in the Emperor's palace.
System notes DVD.
Other author Emerson, John, 1874-1956.
Franklin, Sidney A., 1893-1972.
Talmadge, Norma, 1894-1957.
Lester, Kate, 1857-1924.
James, Gladdin, 1892-1948.
Von Stroheim, Erich, 1885-1957.
Meighan, Thomas, 1879-1936.
Warren, E. Alyn, 1874-1940.
Lytton, L. Rogers, 1867-1924.
Hamilton, Reid.
Grapevine Video (Firm)
Subject Forbidden City (Beijing, China) -- Drama.
Silent films.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Secretaries -- Drama.
Sexual harassment of women -- Drama.
Interracial marriage -- China -- Drama.
Americans -- China -- Drama.
Other title The social secretary.
The forbidden city.