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The Only Thing

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The Only Thing
Directed byJack Conway
Written byElinor Glyn (scenario)
Story byElinor Glyn
StarringEleanor Boardman
Conrad Nagel
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • November 22, 1925 (1925-11-22)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

The Only Thing (also known as Four Flaming Days) is a 1925 American silent romantic drama film starring Eleanor Boardman. The film's scenario was written by author Elinor Glyn (who also oversaw the film's production), and was based on a story adapted from Glyn's novel of the same name.[1]

It was the first film Jack Conway directed for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where he remained for until his retirement in 1948.[2] The film is also notable for featuring a young Joan Crawford in her second film role playing a minor part as a lady in waiting.[3]


The film follows the adventures of an English duke-diplomat in a mythical kingdom royalty during a revolution on the shores of the Mediterranean.



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  2. ^ Eames, John Douglas (1975). The MGM Story: The Complete History Of Fifty Roaring Years (3 ed.). Octopus Books. pp. 21, 117. ISBN 0-904230-14-7.
  3. ^ Quirk, Lawrence J.; Schoell, William (2013). Joan Crawford: The Essential Biography. University Press of Kentucky. p. 14. ISBN 0-8131-4411-6.
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