Adaptation of Thurston's Irish novel, "Masquerader" (and not William Locke's novel, as previously claimed). Tells the sinister story of a distinguished British gentleman (Mosjoukine), who, while serving as a member of the House of Commons, also becomes a morphine addict and is tormented by a double of himself. Written by
Prof Steven P Hill, University of Illinois
7 January 1923 (Soviet Union)
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Aspect Ratio: 1.33 : 1
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A Spanish-titled, tinted copy of this rare film was rediscovered, restored to very good condition, and revealed at the 2003 Festival of Silent Films in Italy, as part of a tribute to the Russian-French star, Ivan Mozzhukhin (Mosjoukine, 1889-1939). See more