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You Never Know Women
Director: William Wellman (Dir)
Release Date:   20 Sep 1926
Premiere Information:   New York opening: week of 24 Jul 1926
Duration (in feet):   6,064
Duration (in reels):   6
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Cast:   Florence Vidor (Vera)  
    Lowell Sherman (Eugene Foster)  
    Clive Brook (Norodin)  
    El Brendel (Toberchik)  
    Roy Stewart (Dimitri)  
    Joe Bonomo (The Strong Man)  
    Irma Kornelia (Olga)  
    Sidney Bracy (Manager)  

Summary: On her way to the theater, Vera, star of a Russian vaudeville troupe, is rescued from a falling girder by Eugene Foster, a wealthy broker who persists in his efforts to win the girl. Foster engages the troupe to perform at his home, and Vera, stunned by a fall, awakens to find Foster pleading his love, while Norodin, her partner who loves her, sees them embrace. Norodin, who performs an underwater stunt, asks Vera not to be present for his act and causes her to believe him dead; heartbroken, Vera tells Foster of her mistake; and enraged, he attempts to seize her. The magician appears, pins Foster to the wall with knives, and advises him to leave before the last blade is thrown. Vera and Norodin are thus happily reunited. 

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corp.  
Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures Corp.  
Director: William Wellman (Dir)
Producer: Adolph Zukor (Pres)
  Jesse L. Lasky (Pres)
Writer: Benjamin Glazer (Scr)
  Ernest Vajda (Story)
Photography: Victor Milner (Dir of photog)
Country: United States
Language: English

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Copyright Claimant Copyright Date Copyright Number
Famous Players-Lasky Corp. 22/9/1926 dd/mm/yyyy LP23135

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Genre: Melodrama
 
Subjects (Major): Brokers
  Jealousy
  Magicians
  Russians
  Vaudeville

Note:  

Bibliographic Sources:   Date   Page
Film Daily   1 Aug 1926.   
New York Times   27 Jul 1926   p. 15.
Variety   28 Jul 1926   p. 16.

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