The Red Kimona

From The Grindhouse Cinema Database

The Red Kimona (1925, USA) is a Silent-Exploitation-Biography-Drama film directed by Walter Lang and Dorothy Davenport.


Main Details

  • Released on November 16, 1925.
  • B&W
  • Running time: 77 minutes
  • Production Co.: Mrs. Wallace Reid Productions
  • Distribution Co.: Vital Exchanges (1925- USA) | Warner Bros. (1927 - UK)
  • Directed by Walter Lang and Dorothy Davenport
  • Written by Adela Rogers St. John (by), Dorothy Arzner (adaptation), Malcolm Stuart Boylan (titles), Dorothy Davenport (uncredited)
  • Starring: Priscilla Bonner, Nellie Bly Baker, Carl Miller

Plot Summary

  • A small town girl finds escape from her cruel home life in the arms of a handsome stranger. Soon she finds herself working as a prostitute in New Orleans, desperately clinging to the belief that he really loves her.


  • SLAVES OF SATAN - Can They Ever Return From the Depths? (original poster)
  • DOES WHITE SLAVERY REALLY EXIST? (original poster-all caps)
  • Is It An Actual Menace To American Girls? (original poster)
  • SEE THE STAGGERING TRUTH! (original poster-all caps)
  • You Will Get a Thrill From MRS. WALLACE REID'S amazing story of the traffic in girls! (original poster)
  • "We dare not shut our eyes to the social menace--to the traffic in girls. This is why I have produced 'THE RED KIMONA' in the hope that it's message may be heard around the world. MRS. WALLACE REID (Print Ad- Douglas Daily Dispatch, ((Douglas, Ariz.)) 22 January 1928)

Also Known As

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