Produced and Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Premiere: July 12, 1925 (New York)
Released: September 6, 1925

Featured cast: Zasu Pitts, Tom Moore, Norma Shearer, Lucille LeSueur

Producer: Harry Rapf
Director: Monta Bell
Screenwriter: Alice D.G. Miller, Joseph Farnham (titles)
Source: an Adela Rogers St. Johns story
Cinematographer: Ira Morgan


When a Follies comedienne marries a drummer in the orchestra, she hopes she’s made the right choice.


“Here is one of those backstage photoplays with a very commonplace story, and yet it has been made a thoroughly worthwhile film. The external evidence is all to the effect that the directing is what made it. Monta Bell deserves the highest praise for this piece of work.”
- Mordaunt Hall, The New York Times, July 14, 1925


“‘You can tell the exhibitors that they have never seen colored photography until they have seen Pretty Ladies.’ J.E. Tompkins, America Theatre, Colorado Springs, Colorado.”
- “Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer’s Live Wires,” Motion Picture News, November 25, 1925


Pretty Ladies cost $135,000 and grossed $386,000.
(These figures have not been adjusted for inflation nor do they include profits from reissues, television syndication, and home entertainment formats.)


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