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Eternal Love (1929)

 |  Drama, Romance  |  11 May 1929 (USA)
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In the Swiss Alps of the early 19th century, a couple forced into loveless marriages struggle to find happiness with one another.

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In a Swiss Village in 1806, the fiery Marcus and the local clergyman's niece Ciglia are passionately in love. Unfortunately, after getting drunk during a celebration, Marcus is seduced by his aggressive admirer Pia, who uses the encounter to force him into marrying her. Heart-broken, Ciglia tries to forget him by marrying her own persistent admirer, Lorenz. Able to be faithful in deed but not thought, the two pine for each other, inspiring jealousy in their respective spouses. And once Lorenz decides to find a way to force Marcus out of town for good, it seems the relationship between Marcus and Ciglia can only end in tragedy. Written by cupcakes

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THE HEART QUEEN (Carmilla Horn) - Pride of the mountain country, the despair of men's hearts; betrothed to one, her heart belonged to another. (original ad) See more »

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Prints exist in the Mary Pickford Institute film archive [35mm duplicate negative, 35mm print], and in the UCLA Film and Television Archive film archive [35mm restoration print]. See more »

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Astonishing masterpiece - you must see this film!
20 April 2002 | by (Canberra, Australia) – See all my reviews

Ernst Lubitsch was one of the great masters of cinema - and his silent films are every bit as good as his talkies.

ETERNAL LOVE is one of the most passionate and moving love stories I have ever seen - with an ending that made me gasp.

John Barrymore gives one of his best ever performances here, and I now understand why he was considered such a matinee idol. Camilla Horn is also extraordinary, and possesses a rare and fragile beauty. In fact all the performances are great.

Silent films convey the passion of love so much more convincingly than most talkies. Somehow words often make this sort of intense passion comical on the screen. But here, with a divine original music score, the love is magical. Lubitsch had his "touch" in drama as much as in comedy. SEE THIS FILM!!!


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