~La bohème~
~240-68: Lillian Gish & John Gilbert~
~Plot Synopsis~
Mimi, a poor seamstress in the Latin Quarter, is unable to pay her rent and is about to be evicted,
when Rodolphe, a struggling young playwright who admires her fragile beauty, takes her into his
circle of bohemian friends. Her gratitude to Rodolphe develops into an idyllic love. As time passes,
Rodolphe ekes out a meager existence writing for a newspaper while working on a play, inspired by
Mimi. He is discharged, but Mimi keeps him in ignorance of the fact, pretending to deliver his
articles and secretly sewing at night to support them both. Paul, a cynical boulevardier attracted to
Mimi, is induced by her to take the play to a theater manager, and she accompanies him, in clothes
borrowed from her friend, Musette. Rodolphe suspects her of infidelity, and she leaves him. Later,
his play is successful, and, at the peak of his fame, Mimi returns to him desperately ill and dies in
his arms.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: King Vidor

Written by: Fred De Gresac - adaptation and scenario
Ray Doyle - continuity
William M. Conselman - titles  
Ruth Cummings - titles

Based on the novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger in Le
Corsair (Paris, 1847--1849).

Lillian Gish ...  Mimi
John Gilbert ...  Rodolphe
Renée Adorée ...  Musette
George Hassell ...  Schaunard
Roy D'Arcy ...  Vicomte Paul
Edward Everett Horton ...  Colline
Karl Dane ...  Benoit
Mathilde Comont ...  Madame Benoit
Gino Corrado ...  Marcel
Eugene Pouyet ...  Bernard (as Gene Pouyet)
Frank Currier ...  Theatre Manager
David Mir ...  Alexis
Catherine Vidor ...  Louise
Valentina Zimina ...  Phemie
Agostino Borgato ...  Editor (uncredited)
Harry Crocker ...  Bit Part (uncredited)
Blanche Payson ...  (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Universal Pictures

Producer: Irving Thalberg
Original Music by: William Axt & David Mendoza
Cinematography by: Hendrik Sartov
Film Editing by: Hugh Wynn
Costume Design by: Erté
Settings: A. Arnold Gillespie
Orchestrator: Maurice Baron
Production Assistant: Robert Florey

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Released: November 17, 1924