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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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Charles Grandet
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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Excellent film with Valentino/Terry standout romantic pairing

I am astonished this film is not better known. It is a quite excellent filmization of Balzac's EUGENIE GRANDET with mesmerizing work by Alice Terry and Rudolph Valentino as the young lovers and a masterful performance by Ralph Lewis as the miser Pere Grandet. The story has young dandy, Charles Grandet, go to live with his uncle. His father has speculated, owes millions and commits suicide. At his uncle's he finds life quite different as the old man is a miser and is frugal to the extreme. Charles must come to grips with his reduced circumstances, falls in love with old Grandet's daughter, and leaves to seek his fortune, financed by Eugenie without the knowledge of her father. To thwart the affair, the old man intercepts both lovers' letters and they languish, believing the other has lost interest. Pere Grandet even lies to Charles that Eugenie has married. The old man's greed catches up with him in a nightmarish sequence where he is locked into his counting room with the ghosts of those whose lives he has destroyed and with a monster of gold coming at him from all sides to crush him. Lewis is terrific as the miser, Ingram's direction is tight and his players act naturally. The stunning beauty of the two romantic leads (Terry and Valentino) make the heart stop, especially in a scene where she discovers him asleep at his letters and learns his true feelings. Silent cinema at its peak ("We had faces then..."). Both Terry and Valentino deliver exceptional restrained performances. Terry's is worthy of an acting award of the day. Both she and husband/director Ingram retired in 1932 with the advent of the talkies. Extremely worth seeing - extant print shown on TCM is more an exercise in scratches with a film background but if you can get beyond that, you are in for a rare treat.


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