(I am a complete sap for this film.)
When a Man Loves, starring Dolores Costello and John Barrymore. It’s a sound film from 1927 — there’s no talking, but there are music and sound effects and “a French adventurer trying to save a young innocent forced into a life of prostitution,” and these two got married the following year, so you can watch that bubble under the surface. And marvel at how little physical resemblance the figures on this poster bear to the actual actors. :)
At the link are more photos and this review from an anonymous viewer in 1927:
“I saw this at Selwyn Theatre on Friday matinee, April 1, ‘27 with Helen Roone, Lil’s sister from Baltimore. One of the most beautiful pictures I’ve ever seen. Splendidly acted. Dolores Costello is exquisite as Manon and John Barrymore is fascinating as ever, if not more so.”
If it’s good enough for Helen Roone, it’s probably good enough for me.