Zander The Great


1h 20m 1925

Brief Synopsis

Mamie (Marion Davies), an orphan girl who was abused in the orphanage, is taken in by Mrs. Caldwell (Hedda Hopper), a kindly woman with a young son named Alexander (John Huff). Mamie hits it off with the lad, and nicknames him "Zander". When Mrs. Caldwell dies, the authorities decree that the boy must be placed in the same orphanage where Mamie was mistreated. Horrified, Mamie determines to see to it that the boy will be spared the same treatment that she had to suffer.

Film Details

Release Date
May 4, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cosmopolitan Pictures
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Zander the Great by Edward Salisbury Field (New York, 1923).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,844ft (8 reels)

Synopsis

Mamie Smith is rescued from an orphanage by Mrs. Caldwell, the mother of a small child whom Mamie calls Zander. Mrs. Caldwell dies, and Mamie takes Zander west in search of the boy's missing father. In Arizona she meets Dan Murchison, a liquor smuggler who pretends to be Caldwell in order to avoid the sheriff. Mamie falls in love with Dan but learns of his illegal activities and threatens to inform on him. Dan locks her up and send Zander to his friend Juan for safekeeping. Mamie escapes and is captured by Black Bart's gang, who tie her to a tree. She frees herself and goes to Juan's men, arriving in time to round up the gang members. Dan tells Mamie that he is not Caldwell, and she and Dan are married.

Film Details

Release Date
May 4, 1925
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cosmopolitan Pictures
Distribution Company
Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Zander the Great by Edward Salisbury Field (New York, 1923).

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 20m
Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,844ft (8 reels)

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