A stenographer who works for a lawyer falls in love with and marries a wealthy young man. His family has the marraige annulled, after which she gives birth to a child. Her former boss helps... See full summary »
When M. Beaucaire, a handsome barber, catches the Duke of Winterset cheating at gambling, Beaucaire exacts Winterset's cooperation in sneaking Beaucaire into a great ball, disguised as the ... See full summary »
Leila Porter comes to dislike her husband James, a glue king who is always eating onions and looking sloppy. But after she divorces him and marries two-timing playboy Schuyler Van Sutphen the now-reformed James looks pretty good.
At the wedding of Albert and Anna, Karl, the new chauffeur, arrives. Albert is the head butler, second generation to the Baron. Karl soon seems out of place as a servant, and Albert tells ... See full summary »
Love, duty, and the scent of narcissus. Theodora, a young and penniless aristocrat, marries a much older man, self-made millionaire grocer Josiah Brown, so that her father and spinster sisters can live comfortably. Soon after the wedding, she finds herself falling in love with Hector, the Tenth Earl of Bracondale, a playboy she encounters on the social circuit of the very rich -- in the Swiss Alps, Paris, London, and the English countryside. Hector is attracted to her as well. Theodora must choose between love and duty, and then Josiah and Hector must make choices of their own. Written by
Lost for most of the 20th century, a copy of this film was discovered in April 2003 in Haarlem (The Netherlands) in a private collection. It was restored by the Nederlands Film Museum and the Hagheflim Conservation and was screened in 2005, complete with English dialogue screens in place of the original Dutch, at the Cannes film festival. It made its television debut on May 21, 2006, on Turner Classic Movies as part of a nine-film tribute to Rudolph Valentino. See more »
When Husein Ben Ali and his men are being chased away by the soldiers, a crew member steps in front of the camera during the wide shot of the scene. See more »
I was one of the lucky few to see the opening show of the film April 5th 2005 in Amsterdam. I must say I loved the whole idea of a gala, they chose a beautiful venue (Tuschinksi Theatre, a great art nouveau building). It was true pleasure! I had high hopes for the movie, and it even surpassed my expectations. Henny Vrienten, a contemporary composer wrote a superb score to accompany the film. The film made me realise how hard it must be to act a part without having your voice to help you get the message over. And all this with very limited facilities. I couldn't but admire the actors who, surrounded by cardboard mountains and what not, acted their parts. Never mind the mountain wobbled when she fell. It was heartwarming. Gloria Swanson was almost physically there, you could feel her emotions, she really was charismatic. Rudolph Valentino's acting was more instinctive, less learned; his charm was touchable and you instantly understood why millions of women fell in love with him. But beyond this, I thought the story to be an eternal classic: true love vs. honour, honesty and appreciation. And, without wanting to give away too much, I liked the triumph of the right choice. So a true gem, hope many will get the chance to see and enjoy it!
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