~Altars of Desire~
1927
~Plot Synopsis~
Filmed through mounds of gauze, silent movie queen Mae Murray stars in MGM's Altars of Desire.
Murray plays a willful American lass whose wealthy dad (Robert Edeson) sends her to Paris so that she
may pick up some "refinement." Instead, she picks up a fortune-hunting nobleman, played as a frivolous
fop by a monocled Andre Beranger. True-blue hero Conway Tearle prevents Murray from making a
bigger fool of herself than she already is. Such was Mae Murray's reputation for temperamental
tantrums that few of MGM's directors wanted anything to do with her. Thus, the studio went to the
bottom of the directorial pecking order and came up with the efficient but uninspired William "Christy"
Cabanne, who let Murray run amok on the set, but still came up with a releasable (and very profitable)
picture.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Christy Cabanne

Written by:
Ruth Cummings - titles
Maria T. Davis - story
Agnes Christine Johnston - writer
Albert E. Lewin - writer
Alice D.G. Miller - writer
~Cast~

Mae Murray ...  Claire Sutherland
Conway Tearle ...  David Elrod
Robert Edeson ...  John Sutherland
Maude George ...  Kitty Pryor
George Beranger ...  Count André D'Orville
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Cinematography by: William H. Daniels   
Film Editing: George Hively      
Art Direction: Cedric Gibbons & A. Arnold Gillespie
Costume Design by: André-ani, Kathleen Kay & Maude Marsh
Wardrobe Supervisor: Mrs. E.F. Chaffin
Publicity Photographer: Ruth Harriet Louise

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 60 minutes
Released: February 5, 1927
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