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|The Only Thing|
|Directed by||Jack Conway|
|Written by||Elinor Glyn (scenario)|
|Story by||Elinor Glyn|
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.
It was the first film Jack Conway directed for Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer where he remained for until his retirement in 1948. 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.
The film follows the adventures of an English duke-diplomat in a mythical kingdom royalty during a revolution on the shores of the Mediterranean.
- Eleanor Boardman - Thyra, Princess of Svendborg
- Conrad Nagel - Duke of Chevenix
- Edward Connelly - King of Chekia
- Arthur Edmund Carewe - Gigberto
- Louis Payne - Lord Charles Vane
- Vera Lewis - Princess Erek
- Carrie Clark Ward - Princess Anne
- Constance Wylie - Countess Arline
- Dale Fuller - Governess
- Ned Sparks - Gibson
- Joan Crawford
- The Only Thing at silentera.com
- 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.
- 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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