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Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US title lobby card from the 1920s silent film drama, THE MARRIAGE WHIRL, released in 1923 by First National Pictures and directed by Al Santell.


The image depcits the film's star, Corinne Griffith, dancing in a whirl with Kenneth Harlan while a Joker circles around and around them. It is unrestored in good+ condition only.


*"The Marriage Whirl is a 1925 American silent drama film directed by Alfred Santell and written by Bradley King. It is based on the 1922 play The National Anthem by J. Hartley Manners. The film stars Corinne Griffith, Kenneth Harlan, Harrison Ford, E. J. Ratcliffe, Charles Willis Lane, Edgar Norton, and Nita Naldi. The film was released on July 19, 1925, by First National Pictures.


With no prints of The Marriage Whirl located in any film archives, it is a lost film.


As described in a film magazine review,[4] Marian Hale marries Arthur Carleton, the "life of many parties," to reform him. He behaves until his friends surprise him at his home one night a little party where both he and his bride are affected with liquor. A good friend of hers is Tom Carrol. Marion and Arthur go to a monotonous little French town where they stay for a few weeks. He then persuades her to move to Paris. There they are thrown among a continuous round of drinking parties. Arthur has an open affair with the dancer Toinette, who persuades him to go to the apartment. Marion's presence is unknown until she breaks into their love scene and orders them away. She then reaches for a headache tablet but swallows poison by mistake. Knowing that he is in town, she calls Tom frantically. While waiting for him to come, she is so annoyed by a jazz orchestra that she walks into the ballroom to ask to have it stopped when she falls in a faint. The doctor treats her while word comes that her husband and the dancer have had an accident in which her husband has died. When Tom arrives, he proposes and she accepts."

*(source: Wikipedia)



THE MARRIAGE WHIRL (1923) US Title Lobby Card

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