Sally (1925 film)

For the 1929 technicolor film, see Sally (1929 film).
Directed by Alfred E. Green
Produced by John McCormick
Written by Guy Bolton (play)
Clifford Grey (play)
June Mathis
Starring Colleen Moore
Lloyd Hughes
Leon Errol
Music by Harry Tierney
Joseph McCarthy
Cinematography Ted D. McCord
Edited by George McGuire
Distributed by First National Pictures
Release dates
  • March 29, 1925 (1925-03-29)
Running time
90 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Sally is a 1925 silent romantic comedy film starring Colleen Moore. The film was directed by Alfred E. Green, produced by Moore's husband John McCormick (1893–1961), and based on the musical Sally written by Guy Bolton, Clifford Grey, and adapted to film by June Mathis. The film was based on a Florenz Ziegfeld production written specifically for Marilyn Miller that opened on December 21, 1920 at the New Amsterdam Theatre on Broadway. It ran for 570 performances.[1]



During the production of this film, Colleen met a young gag man who worked for Alfred Green who billed himself as a “comedy constructor,” named Mervyn LeRoy. They would become good friends and LeRoy would eventually direct Colleen in her film Oh, Kay!.

Preservation status

The film is considered lost, but a short sequence of color film may have been discovered, as reported by Ron Hutchinson of the Vitaphone project: "Malcolm Billingsley has discovered a previously unknown cache of 45- 75 second 35mm Technicolor nitrate spools with previously lost color scenes from ON WITH THE SHOW, SHOW OF SHOWS , SALLY and GOLD DIGGERS OF BROADWAY." / post on Nitrateville discussion board.

When in February 1956, Jack Warner sold the rights to all of his pre-1950 films to Associated Artists Productions (which merged with United Artists Television in 1958, and later was subsequently acquired by Turner Broadcasting System in early 1986 as part of a failed takeover of MGM/UA by Ted Turner). In 1969 UA donated 16mm prints of some Warner Bros. films from outside the United States to foreign archive.[2]



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