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Sensation Seekers (1927)

Sensation Seekers is a 1927 silent film romantic drama directed by Lois Weber, produced and distributed by Universal Pictures and starring Billie Dove. The film and a trailer survive.

Director:

Lois Weber

Writers:

Ernest Pascal (story "Egypt"), Lois Weber
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billie Dove ... Luena 'Egypt' Hagen
Huntley Gordon ... Ray Sturgis
Raymond Bloomer Raymond Bloomer ... Reverend Lodge
Peggy Montgomery ... Margaret Todd
Will Gregory Will Gregory ... Colonel Emory Todd
Helen Gilmore ... Mrs. Todd
Edith Murgatroyd Edith Murgatroyd ... Mrs. Hagen (as Edith Yorke)
Phillips Smalley ... Mr. Hagen
Cora Williams ... Mrs. W. Symme
Sidney Arundel Sidney Arundel ... Deacon W. Symme
Blackie Thompson Blackie Thompson ... Rabbitt Smythe (as Clarence Thompson)
Nora Cecil ... Mrs. Lodge
Frances Dale Frances Dale ... Tottie
Lillian Lawrence Lillian Lawrence ... Tibbett Sister
Fanchon Frankel Fanchon Frankel ... Tibbett Sister
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Sensation Seekers is a 1927 silent film romantic drama directed by Lois Weber, produced and distributed by Universal Pictures and starring Billie Dove. The film and a trailer survive.

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Don't say "Don't" to your daughter--see what happened to love starved Billy Dove in "Sensation Seekers" She would do anything for a thrill. a real story of the present generation. (Print Ad- The Cobleskill Index,((Cobleskill, NY)) 20 October 1927)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

20 March 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

En farlig Kvinde See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A print of this film is held by the UCLA Film and Television Archives. See more »

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Overly simplistic and moralistic...but I liked the shipwreck scene near the end.
26 January 2016 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

"Sensation Seekers" could have been a good film. Instead, it looks a bit like a Sunday School lesson written by someone on drugs! It's highly moralistic and filled with folks running amok in a little town...while a few decent people go to church and act pious. One of the wild ones is Egypt and she's played by Billie Dove and the nice new preacher tries to help her...but ultimately she runs off with a weasel and they pay the price for their not niceness and nearly die to prove that goodness is swell and skankiness isn't.

The film seemed preachy but confusing in its message. Plus the minister's relationship with Egypt never really made a lot of sense. What DID work was the finale...which was grand. The film features a harrowing shipwreck and Dove apparently gave it her all and looked almost like she was being drowned for real! Not a great film...but a great ending.


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