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Black Oxen (1923)

A Manhattan playboy falls in love with a mysterious European woman, whom he notices as an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first, he thinks... See full summary »


Frank Lloyd


Gertrude Atherton (novel) (as Gertrude Franklin Atherton), Frank Lloyd | 1 more credit »




Cast overview, first billed only:
Corinne Griffith ... Madame Zatianny / Mary Ogden
Conway Tearle ... Lee Clavering
Tom Ricketts ... Charles Dinwiddie
Tom Guise Tom Guise ... Judge Gavin Trent
Clara Bow ... Janet Ogelthorpe
Kate Lester ... Jane Ogelthorpe
Harry Mestayer Harry Mestayer ... James Ogelthorpe
Lincoln Stedman Lincoln Stedman ... Donnie Ferris
Claire McDowell ... Agnes Trevor
Alan Hale ... Prince Rohenhauer
Clarissa Selwynne Clarissa Selwynne ... Gora Dwight
Fred Gamble Fred Gamble ... Oglethorpe Butler
Percy Williams ... Ogden Butler
Otto Nelson Otto Nelson ... Dr. Steinach
Eric Mayne ... Chancellor


A Manhattan playboy falls in love with a mysterious European woman, whom he notices as an exact double for a famous socialite who disappeared at the turn of the century. At first, he thinks it's just pure coincidence, as the beautiful young woman he's currently romancing is much younger than the woman who vanished years before, but soon, he begins to believe that maybe it's not such a coincidence after all. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Yes!! A woman can come back and does thru rejuvenation -- in the screen's strangest story


Drama | Romance | Sci-Fi







Release Date:

29 December 1924 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Die schöne Unbekannte See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Frank Lloyd Productions See more »
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


The book Janet (Clara Bow) reads is the flapper novel Flaming Youth by Samuel Hopkins Adams. Adams used the pseudonym 'Warner Fabian' for this book and one other, worried that controversy over the female sexuality contained within could ruin his reputation as an author. Flaming Youth (1923) was made into the 1923 film of the same name. See more »


Lee Clavering: Not so long ago I gave you a spanking. If you don't show your Grandmother more respect - I'll do it again!
Janet Ogelthorpe: Can I depend on that?
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Edited into Clara Bow: Discovering the It Girl (1999) See more »

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Interesting Film despite missing reels
6 October 2007 | by jerfilmSee all my reviews

Sadly, I would like to know how this film ends. The DVD that is available of course is short the missing reels - the film ends at a dinner party. It's not a great transfer but worth watching. Clara Bow is an obnoxious little flapper who is in love with Conway Tearle - a small complication throughout. I agree with the previous comment that Corrine Griffith who is supposed to be around 60, when made up looks much older. She seems infirmed with a cane but there is no explanation about this.

It would be wonderful if the missing reels would turn up in Russian or the Czech Republic or the Netherlands or anywhere. This film was long on my want list so when I saw it advertised on DVD I took a chance and ordered it.

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