Escaping to England from a French embezzlement charge, widower Henry Scarlett is accompanied by daughter Sylvia who, to avoid detection, "disguises" herself as a boy, "Sylvester." They are ... See full summary »
Olivia, an English teenager, arrives at a finishing school in France. The majority of the pupils in the school are divided into two camps: those that are devoted to the headmistress, Mlle ... See full summary »
Tom Lee is a sensitive boy of 17 whose lack of interest in the "manly" pursuits of sports, mountain climbing and girls labels him "sister-boy" at the college he is attending. Head master ... See full summary »
A quotation from Aristophanes, "The desire and pursuit of the whole is called love," precedes views of a man and a woman's bodies, often in extreme close up. Off-screen, a voice recites ... See full summary »
Only a 'completer' for those interested in Mauritz Stiller
Famous and well off artist and sculptor Claude Zoret adopts model and talented artist Eugene Mikael as his son. (The homosexual connection in the novel seems to be ignored in this filming). However, Mikael becomes interested in Princess Lucia de Zamikow and they live a dissipated life at Zoret's expense, much to Zoret's displeasure.
The main interest to me were the costumes and sets.
The 50 minute print is a restoration, substituting titles and stills for the missing scenes.
Also filmed by Carl Theodor Dreyer as Mikaël (1924).
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