Fun Size Review: The Song of Love (1923)

Norma Talmadge and Joseph Schildkraut star in Frances Marion’s final picture as director. It’s an Algerian romance with plots, intrigue, danger and a heaping helping of kitsch.

If you’re looking for good taste or logic, look elsewhere. But if you’re like me and have a weakness for unrelenting hokum, this picture will hit the sweet spot. The cast frequently looks ridiculous, the story is a Swiss cheese affair and the romance scenes are accidentally hilarious. I love this movie to death.

How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.

Talmadge shoots herself but she gets better.

Read my full-length review here.

If it were a dessert it would be: A Deep-Fried Twinkie. Good or bad doesn’t enter into the conversation.

Availability: Released by Kino on DVD and Bluray as part of their Pioneers: First Women Filmmakers box set.


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