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The Goose Woman
The Goose Woman
Actors: Spottiswood Aitken, Constance Bennett, Louise Dresser, Marc MacDermott, George Nichols
Director: Clarence Brown
Genres: Drama, Special Interests
UR     2008     1hr 40min

The Goose Woman is a former opera singer who lost her voice at the birth of her son and has taken to drink. A murder is committed near her house, and the story she invents to secure publicity leads to the arrest of her so...  more »

     
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Actors: Spottiswood Aitken, Constance Bennett, Louise Dresser, Marc MacDermott, George Nichols
Director: Clarence Brown
Genres: Drama, Special Interests
Sub-Genres: Family Life, Pregnancy & Childbirth, Pre & Post-Natal
Studio: TeleVista
Format: DVD - Black and White
DVD Release Date: 06/03/2008
Release Year: 2008
Run Time: 1hr 40min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: Unrated

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Movie Reviews

No good
Aron | Spain | 08/08/2008
(1 out of 5 stars)

"After reading the review on this release, I eagerly buyed this long desired film. What a dissapointment! I don't care how good is the transfer if the source employed is such a trashy, low quality print."
Goose, Goose... Duck!
Annie Van Auken | Planet Earth | 12/21/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TELEVISTA's THE GOOSE WOMAN has a fine cast that includes a lady who worked opposite Rudolph Valentino and received one of the first-ever Best Actress Oscar nominations (Dresser), the brother of "America's Sweetheart" (Pickford) and a gal who was one of three famous acting sisters (Bennett). Directed by Clarence Brown from a story written by Rex Lease (he was a former Yukon Gold Rusher).

This photoplay was inspired by the Hall-Mills murder case, and like the "Pig Woman" of that famous trial, our titled lady is a publicity seeker who claims to be witness to a homicide that happened near her farm. Little does opera singer turned fowl tender Mary Holmes realize however that her son may be the killer!

Also recommeded from TELEVISTA:
THE SEA LION (1921) is the story of a captain who rescues two shipwreck survivors that were marooned for 16 years.


Parenthetical number preceding title is a 1 to 10 viewer poll rating found at a film resource website.

(7.6) The Goose Woman (1925) - Louise Dresser/Jack Pickford/Constance Bennett/George Cooper/Gustav von Seyffertitz/George Nichols/Marc McDermott/Kate Price"
GREAT CLASSIC FILM
Felipe N. Gajate | Miami, FL | 07/05/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I had only heard of the title of the "Goose Woman" in books about silent films. The film is wonderfully transfered. The story pretty well told by the great director Clarence brown. In spite of being a silent film from 1925, it remains a very exciting and poignant film and tale. The acting of Louise Dresser "a revelation" to me. Definitely a truly American film classic that deserves to be better known and seen. I give it a 5 stars for showing once more the incredible entertaining and seducing power of the silent cinema."