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The Red Kimona (1925) was a Drama - Romance Film directed by Walter Lang and produced by Dorothy Davenport.

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By Silentfilmfanatic on Feb 13, 2011 From Noir and Chick Flicks

“The Red Kimona (1925) is a silent romantic drama starring Priscilla Bonner, Carl Miller, and Theodore von Eltz. Directed by Walter Lang in collaboration with Adela Rogers St. John and Dorothy Arzner, who wrote the story, and Dorothy Davenport Reid, who co-directed and produced, this film was... Read full article


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The red kimono of the title appears as a brilliant red.
Directorial debut of Walter Lang. Producer Dorothy Davenport co-directed with Lang, uncredited, and at times overruled his decisions if she did not agree with them.
The story was based on a true story and Gabrielle Darley was a real person, but producer Dorothy Davenport did not secure her permission to film the events in her life. When Darley, who had since moved on to marry and become an upstanding member of her community, found out that a film of her life had been made without her consent, she sued Davenport and financially ruined her. Matters of invasion of privacy by the media were not clear in 1925, and it's unlikely that Ms. Darley would have been able to win the case nowadays, since most details of the trial were a matter of public record.
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