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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]

Directed byAlfred E. Green
Produced byJohn McCormick
Written byGuy Bolton (play)
Clifford Grey (play)
June Mathis
StarringColleen Moore
Lloyd Hughes
Leon Errol
Music byHarry Tierney
Joseph McCarthy
CinematographyTed D. McCord
Edited byGeorge McGuire
Distributed byFirst National Pictures
Release date
  • March 29, 1925 (1925-03-29)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles



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 statusEdit

The film is considered lost,[2] but a short sequence of color film(maybe from the 1929 talkie) 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. In 1969 UA donated 16mm prints of some Warner Bros. films from outside the United States to foreign archive.[3]



  • Jeff Codori (2012), Colleen Moore; A Biography of the Silent Film Star, McFarland Publishing,(Print ISBN 978-0-7864-4969-9, EBook ISBN 978-0-7864-8899-5).

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