Sensation Seekers/A Chapter in her Life

Directed by Lois Weber

Year: 1927
Running Time: 139
Color Type: B&W
Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
Country: U.S.
Language: English
Genres: Drama
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Sensation Seekers/A Chapter in her Life

Cast
Billie Dove
Huntley Gordon
Raymond Bloomer
Claude Gillingwater
Philips Smalley
Jane Mercer

Crew
Directed by Lois Weber


Among the most exciting rediscoveries of silent cinema are the films of Lois Weber, who produced and directed a series of popular and provocative films at Universal Studios, often depicting women’s struggles for independence within the ever-shifting moral landscape of 1920s modernity. Sensation Seekers stars Billie Dove (The Black Pirate) as the free-spirited Egypt, a small-town girl who dreams of escape and adventure, and resists the efforts of a pious minister (Raymond Bloomer) to tame her thirst for excitement. Egypt’s progress is highlighted by moments of cinematic spectacle, including a lavish masquerade ball and a stunning shipwreck sequence. A Chapter in Her Life explores the efforts of a young girl (Jane Mercer) whose childish innocence exposes the hypocrisy and weakness that threaten the happiness of an aristocratic family.

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