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The Greater Glory (1926)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 2 May 1926 (USA)
A story of Vienna following World War I, in which the butchers became millionaires and the aristocrats became beggars, told against a background of mother-love and sacrifice.

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Lucy Beaumont ...
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Gustav Schmidt
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Dr. Hermann von Berg
Bridgetta Clark ...
Mitzi von Berg
John St. Polis ...
Prof. Leopold Eberhardt (as John Sainpolis)
Marcia Manon ...
Kaethe Eberhardt
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Otto Steiner
Virginia Southern ...
Liesel Steiner
Isabelle Keith ...
Anna Birbach - Pauli's Wife
Kathleen Chambers ...
Irma von Berg - the Stepmother
Hale Hamilton ...
Leon Krum
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A story of Vienna following World War I, in which the butchers became millionaires and the aristocrats became beggars, told against a background of mother-love and sacrifice.

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Company of 2,000 in cast - It took a whole year to make it! (original poster)

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Drama | Romance | War

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2 May 1926 (USA)  »

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The Viennese Medley  »

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The Greater Glory (1926) --- Lost ?
11 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Daughter of a wealthy Viennese family, Fanny Von Berg ( Anna Q. Nilsson ) , is betrothed to the aristocratic Count Maxim Von Hurtig ( Conway Tearle ) , but when she brings disgrace to her family by entering into an escapade to aid a girl in distress, the marriage is cancelled. Her sister, Corinne ( May Allison ), breaks off with Pauli Birbach ( Ian Keith ) as a result, and Fanny becomes an outcast of respectable society. Following the outbreak of war, she is aided by Gustav Schmidt ( Jean Hersholt ), a dealer in war supplies and owner of a gambling establishment, and is able to give financial aid to her family, now in dire want. Count Maxim, while visiting the gambling resort, meets Fanny again, and his love triumphs over his scruples, but Fanny, at the plea of the count's mother, refuses his suit and finds happiness with Gustav. The Berg family, chastened by war, famine, and death, is again drawn together.

This 1926 silent drama/romance/war film was produced by First National Pictures and starred popular silent film stars, Anna Q. Nilsson, Conway Tearle, May Allison and Jean Hersholt. This film now remains a tragic loss for silent cinema.


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