The Great Adventure (1921)

An artist pretends to be a valet to escape a woman's advances. He marries another woman but must keep painting in secret to make enough money.

Director:

Kenneth S. Webb (as Kenneth Webb)

Writers:

Arnold Bennett (novel), Dorothy Farnum
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lionel Barrymore ... Priam Farll
Doris Rankin Doris Rankin ... Alice Challice
Octavia Broske Octavia Broske ... Lady Sophia Entwhistle
Thomas Braidon Thomas Braidon ... Henry Leek
Arthur Rankin ... Leek's Son
Paul Kelly ... Another Leek Son
Maybeth Carr Maybeth Carr ... Dorothy (a blind child)
Charles Land Charles Land ... Charles Oxford
Jed Prouty ... Mr. Witt
E.J. Ratcliffe E.J. Ratcliffe ... Lord Leonard Alcar
Ivo Dawson Ivo Dawson ... Duncan Farll
Katherine Stewart Katherine Stewart ... Mrs. Leek
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An artist pretends to be a valet to escape a woman's advances. He marries another woman but must keep painting in secret to make enough money.

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

6 January 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ett dubbelliv See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Version of His Double Life (1933) See more »

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The 43 Year Old Lionel Barrymore
26 February 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

I'm sorry. Silent films don't do it for me. I appreciate that Barrymore was one of the pioneers of filmmaking with his writing, directing and acting skills, but in terms of entertainment for a diverse audience, this does nothing for a multi-cultural audience.


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