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The Conquering Power (1921)

TV-G | | Drama, Romance | 8 July 1921 (USA)
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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Cast overview:
... Eugenie Grandet
... Charles Grandet
... Pere Grandet
... Mere Grandet (as Edna Demaurey)
Bridgetta Clark ... Madame des Grassins
Mark Fenton ... Monsieur des Grassins
Ward Wing ... Adolphe des Grassins
... Victor Grandet
... 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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A Touch of Gold
11 May 2008 | by See all my reviews

Angelic Alice Terry (as Eugenie Grandet) lives with her miserly father Ralph Lewis (as Pére Grandet) in a French village. Soon, Mr. Lewis's brother sends word that they are to be joined by Paris playboy Rudolph Valentino (as Charles Grandet). Kissin' cousins Valentino and Terry fall quickly in love (they are not blood relations, it is later revealed). After his brother commits suicide over some bad business deals, Lewis conspires to keep the young lovers apart, and steal their family fortunes.

"The Conquering Power" is introduced as being the power of Love; although, you'll see, later in the film, another "Power" give Love a run for the money - it is an extraordinary scene, near the end, wherein greedy Lewis receives comeuppance. Valentino's role is a rather bland one; but, he dresses up well. Cinematographer John F. Seitz and actress Terry are outstanding. Most of all, the film is a triumph for Terry's director husband Rex Ingram; he makes the most of a poorly adapted story, which doesn't take full advantage of the personnel involved. Still, Mr. Ingram delivers the Midas touch.

******** The Conquering Power (7/8/21) Rex Ingram ~ Alice Terry, Rudolph Valentino, Ralph Lewis


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