~The Goose Woman~
1925
~Plot Synopsis~
The Goose Woman was inspired by the notorious Hall-Mills murder case, wherein a woman known as
the "Pig Woman" was wheeled into court on her sickbed to provide damning testimony. Louise Dresser
plays Marie du Nard, a celebrated opera diva who loses her voice and her reputation after giving birth to
an illegitimate son. Reverting to her given name of Mary Holmes, she returns to her hometown, living in
a squalid shack and raising geese. Years later, a headline-making murder case is played out in her town.
Hoping to capture her past celebrity, Mary claims to be a witness to the murder. Her dreams of glory
abruptly fade when she discovers that her grown son Gerald (Jack Pickford) is implicated in the crime.
An excellent film by any standards, The Goose Woman served to solidify the reputation of director
Clarence Brown.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Clarence Brown

Written by:
Dwinelle Benthall - titles
Melville W. Brown - writer
Frederica Sagor - uncredited

Based on the short story "The Goose Woman" by Rex Beach in  The Goose
Woman, and Other Stories  by Rex Beach (New York 1925).  
~Cast~

Louise Dresser ...  Marie de Nardi / Mary Holmes
Jack Pickford ...  Gerald Holmes
Constance Bennett ...  Hazel Woods
George Cooper ...  Reporter
Gustav von Seyffertitz ...  Mr. Vogel
George Nichols ...  Detective Lopez
Marc McDermott ...  Amos Ethridge
Spottiswoode Aitken ...  Jacob Riggs (unconfirmed)
James O. Barrows ...  Jacob Riggs (unconfirmed)
Kate Price ...  Matron
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Pictures

Cinematography by: Milton Moore
Film Editing by: Ray Curtiss
Art Direction by: William R. Schmidt & Elmer Sheeley
Assistant Director: Charles Dorian
Presenter:
Carl Laemmle

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: December 27, 1925
~4244: Louise Dresser~
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