Soul Mates (film)

Soul Mates is a surviving 1925 American silent drama film directed by Jack Conway, based on the 1911 novel The Reason Why by Elinor Glyn.[1][2] The movie was the second successful collaboration between Glyn and Conway.[3]

Soul Mates
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Directed byJack Conway
Written byJoseph Farnham
Carey Wilson
Based onThe Reason Why
by Elinor Glyn
StarringAileen Pringle
CinematographyOliver T. Marsh
Edited byJames C. McKay
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 20, 1925 (1925-12-20)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

The film's sets were designed by the art director James Basevi.


Velma is a good little rich girl whose indomitable uncle orders her to wed Lord Tancred, a man she has never met. The same day, she becomes infatuated by a man she meets on the street, not knowing that it is Lord Tancred. When she finds out about his true identity, she becomes convinced he wants to marry her for monetary reasons. She feels betrayed and refuses to speek to him, until she makes an unusual discovery.[4]


Preservation statusEdit

Soul Mates was saved by MGM with a preservation print, probably at the George Eastman House.[5]


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