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Director:
Writers:
Elinor Glyn (based on the novel by)
Jack Cunningham (scenario)
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Release Date:
7 May 1922 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
Beautifully understated acting See more (53 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Rudolph Valentino ... Lord Hector Bracondale

Gloria Swanson ... Theodora Fitzgerald
Edythe Chapman ... Lady Bracondale
Alec B. Francis ... Captain Fitzgerald
Robert Bolder ... Josiah Brown
Gertrude Astor ... Morella Winmarleigh
June Elvidge ... Lady Anna Anningford
Mabel Van Buren ... Jane McBride
Helen Dunbar ... Lady Ada Fitzgerald
Raymond Blathwayt ... Sir Patrick Fitzgerald
Frank Butler ... Lord Wensleydon (as F. R. Butler)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Gino Corrado ... Guest at Alpine Inn (uncredited)
Mary Foy ... Clementine - Theodora's Older Sister #1 (uncredited)
Lucien Littlefield ... Sir Lionel Grey's Associate (uncredited)
Larry Steers ... Guest at Beachleigh (uncredited)
Adele Watson ... Sarah - Theodora's Older Sister #2 (uncredited)
Leo White ... Pageant Director (uncredited)

Directed by
Sam Wood 
 
Writing credits
Elinor Glyn (based on the novel by)

Jack Cunningham (scenario)

Produced by
Jesse L. Lasky .... producer
 
Original Music by
Henny Vrienten (2005 alternate version)
 
Cinematography by
Alfred Gilks (camera)
 
Film Editing by
Vincent Carmiggelt (2005 alternate version)
 
Sound Department
Vincent Carmiggelt .... sound engineer (2005 alternate version)
Wim Post .... sound mixer (2005 alternate version)
Henny Vrienten .... sound (2005 alternate version)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Osmond Borradaile .... assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Vincent Carmiggelt .... assistant to composer (2005 alternate version)
Soren Venema .... musician: zither & harpguitar (2005 alternate version)
Eric Vloeimans .... musician: trumpet (2005 alternate version)
Henny Vrienten .... musician (2005 alternate version)
Gert Wantenaar .... musician: accordion (2005 alternate version)
 
Other crew
Ronald Bosdam .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
Reneé Bruinoge .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version) (as René Bruinooge)
Gerard de Haan .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
Paulo Fonseca .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
Ed Frederiks .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
Irene Haan .... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Marije Kool .... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Leo Kuyper .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
Mark Mallon .... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Mark Paul Meyer .... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Géke Roelink .... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi .... archival researcher: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Frank Roumen .... production: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Jan van den Brink .... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum (2005 alternate version)
Jaap van Loenen .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
Juan Vrijs .... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (2005 alternate version)
 
Thanks
Joe Adamson .... thanks: Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2005 alternate version)
Barry Allen .... thanks: Paramount Pictures (2005 alternate version)
Michelle Amon .... thanks (2005 alternate version)
Brooke Anderson .... thanks (2005 alternate version)
Dennis Doros .... thanks: Milestone Film & Video (2005 alternate version)
Barbara Hall .... thanks: Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2005 alternate version)
Amy Heller .... thanks: Milestone Film & Video (2005 alternate version)
Jenny Romero .... thanks: Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (2005 alternate version)
Edmund R. Rosenkrantz .... thanks (2005 alternate version)
Frederique Urlings .... thanks (2005 alternate version)
Steve Wilson .... thanks: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas (2005 alternate version)
 

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80 min (2005 alternate version) | Spain:76 min (DVD edition)
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: 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 »
Quotes:
Sarah - Theodora's Older Sister #2:Has he proposed?
Theodora Fitzgerald:No, but I'm afraid he's going to.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Return to Babylon (2013)See more »

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7 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
Beautifully understated acting, 27 May 2006
Author: mgconlan-1 from United States

It's great to have this film back after 84 years! It's only a pity it couldn't have been rediscovered while Gloria Swanson was still alive (in her autobiography she named it as one of the three films of hers the "loss" of which she regretted most, along with "Madame Sans-Gêne" and the last reel of "Sadie Thompson"). Elinor Glyn's story is horribly contrived — I can't think of another movie until the Beatles' "Help!" that moved its characters so extensively around the world to so little effect — and the love scenes are a bit disappointing (Swanson recalled that the Fatty Arbuckle and William Desmond Taylor scandals both broke just before this film started shooting, with the result that the script was given a last-minute rewrite to tone down the adulterous passions of her and Valentino's characters) — but what makes this movie truly great is the marvelously understated acting. This is the film to show someone who thinks all silent-film actors swooned, waved their arms like windmills and reacted to traumas like the Statue of Liberty collapsing in an earthquake: the people in "Beyond the Rocks" use simple, economical gestures and facial expressions to get their emotions across. I credit director Sam Wood — who made the transition to sound quite successfully and had a long career in the talkies — with getting these marvelously realistic performances from his cast. Henny Vrienten's musical score for the restored print is somber and effective, though I could have done without the sound effects and crowd noises and it seems odd to watch a silent film with music whose primary instruments are a flute and a Miles Davis-style trumpet.

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