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The Conquering Power (1921)

 -  Drama  -  8 July 1921 (USA)
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After losing his father, a playboy moves in with his miserly uncle, who seeks to cheat him out of his inheritance.

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Ralph Lewis ...
Pere Grandet
Carrie Daumery ...
Mere Grandet (as Edna Demaurey)
Bridgetta Clark ...
Madame des Grassins
Mark Fenton ...
Monsieur des Grassins
Ward Wing ...
Adolphe des Grassins
Eric Mayne ...
Victor Grandet
Edward Connelly ...
Notary Cruchot
George Atkinson ...
Bonfons Cruchot
Willard Lee Hall ...
Abbé Cruchot
Mary Hearn ...
Nanon
Eugene Pouyet ...
Cornoiller
Andrée Tourneur ...
Annette
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Young playboy Charles Grandet is sent to live with his miserly uncle after his father loses his fortune. He and his cousin Eugenie fall in love, but his uncle sends him away and tries to arrange a marriage more to his liking (and profit!). Will true love triumph? Written by Robert Tonsing <rtonsing@ti.com>

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Victor Grandet: [in a letter read by his brother Pere Grandet] My dear brother, After twenty years, I am sending my son to you for by the time this letter reached you, I shall be no more. My entire fortune has been swept away by speculation on the stock market. I owe millions. In three days all Paris will say I was a rogue and I shall be wrapped in a winding sheet of infamy. My dying prayer is that you will be a father to my boy and may God bless you as you fulfill this trust. Your despairing brother, Victor ...
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Highly effective.
10 February 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie from one of the masters of silent cinema Rex Ingram is a melodrama without its excess. Certain scenes show you the power of silent cinema over sound such as the hallucinatory sequence showing a man's dependency and folly on wealth. Valentino is solid as the rich playboy who loses everything and is forced to live with his miserly Uncle who intends to cheat him out of his inheritance and Terry is solid too as the Miser's daughter who falls in love with Val and learns humility and virtue along the way. The story like all epic sagas spans many years. Here is where I'll knock the movie. It is obvious the movie is truncated from the book and a lot of detail is left out. If made today, it would obviously be almost three hours long. I don't know if it would make a better movie but it would be more detailed. Ingram though turns the movie into a study of greed and love as polar opposites in the avail of human survival and in that aspect, the movie scores. Just to add, the movie opens with an inter-title telling the audience that since polling (they had NRG in the twenties too) showed that audiences did not like costume pictures, the movie had been moved to a modern setting. Funny for in a few years the costume picture would dominate the industry and oscillate but never die ever since.


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