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Lady Windermere's Fan

Lady Windermere's Fan is a play by Oscar Wilde, first published in 1892. Like so many of Wilde's comedies, it has a dark side.

The play has been the subject of numerous film and television adaptations. The 1925 silent film stars Ronald Colman, May McAvoy[?], Bert Lytell[?], Irene Rich[?] and Edward Martindel[?]. It was adapted by Julien Josephson and directed by Ernst Lubitsch.

The story concerns the attempts of a disreputable older woman to blackmail the husband of her daughter (who does not know her mother's true identity) into making her accepted in society.

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