~Love's Blindness~
1926
~264-10: Lilyan Tashman~
~Plot Synopsis~
Hubert Culverdale, Eighth Earl of St. Austel, helps finance a company to promote a friend's
invention. When the company funds are stolen by a clerk, Hubert desperately seeks the aid of
Benjamin Levy, a Jewish moneylender; Levy agrees to help on the condition that Hubert marry his
daughter, Vanessa; and he finally consents. Though intelligent and beautiful, Vanessa has been
reared in seclusion in Italy and is innocent of worldliness; she falls immediately in love with Hubert;
but unresponsive to her, he studiously avoids her after their marriage. After weeks of unhappiness,
Ralph Dangerfield, a cousin, calls Hubert's attention to her beauty, and when his jealousy is
awakened at a dance, he begins to realize his love for her. Following the birth of her stillborn child,
Vanessa's disillusionment turns to happiness when she learns of her father's bargain; and she
accepts Hubert's genuine devotion.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: John Francis Dillon

Written by: Elinor Glyn

Based on the novel Love's Blindness by Elinor Glyn (New York, 1925).
~Cast~

Pauline Starke ...  Vanessa Levy
Antonio Moreno ...  Hubert Culverdale, 8th Earl of St. Austel
Lilyan Tashman ...  Alice, Duchess of Lincolnwood
Sam De Grasse ...  Benjamin Levy
Douglas Gilmore ...  Charles Langley
Kate Price ...  Marchioness of Hurlshire
Tom Ricketts ...  Marquis of Hurlshire
Earl Metcalfe ...  Col. Ralph Dangerfield
George Waggner ...  Oscar Issacson
Rose Dione ...  Mme. De Jainon
Ned Sparks ...  Valet
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~Remaining Credits~

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

Cinematography by: John Arnold & Oliver T. Marsh
Costume Design by: André-ani, Kathleen Kay & Maude Marsh

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 Minutes
Released: December 4, 1926
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