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A young woman marries an older millionaire and then falls in love with a handsome nobleman on her honeymoon.


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Theodora Fitzgerald
Lord Hector Bracondale
Lady Bracondale
Captain Fitzgerald
Josiah Brown
Morella Winmarleigh
Lady Anna Anningford
Jane McBride
Lady Ada Fitzgerald
Raymond Blathwayt ...
Sir Patrick Fitzgerald
Frank Butler ...
Lord Wensleydon (as F. R. Butler)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Guest at Alpine Inn (uncredited)
Clementine - Theodora's Older Sister #1 (uncredited)
Sir Lionel Grey's Associate (uncredited)
Guest at Beachleigh (uncredited)
Sarah - Theodora's Older Sister #2 (uncredited)
Pageant Director (uncredited)

Directed by

Sam Wood

Written by

Elinor Glyn ... (based on the novel by)
Jack Cunningham ... (scenario)

Produced by

Jesse L. Lasky ... producer

Music by

Henny Vrienten

Cinematography by

Alfred Gilks ... (camera)

Film Editing by

Vincent Carmiggelt

Costume Design by

Ethel P. Chaffin

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

A.R. Hamm ... assistant director

Sound Department

Vincent Carmiggelt ... sound engineer
Wim Post ... sound mixer
Henny Vrienten ... sound

Camera and Electrical Department

Osmond Borradaile ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Anne Fielders ... key costumer (uncredited)

Music Department

Vincent Carmiggelt ... assistant to composer
Soren Venema ... musician: zither & harpguitar
Eric Vloeimans ... musician: trumpet
Henny Vrienten ... musician
Gert Wantenaar ... musician: accordion

Additional Crew

Ronald Bosdam ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Reneé Bruinoge ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam (as René Bruinooge)
Gerard de Haan ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Paulo Fonseca ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Ed Frederiks ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Irene Haan ... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Marije Kool ... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Leo Kuyper ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Mark Mallon ... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Mark Paul Meyer ... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Géke Roelink ... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Elif Rongen-Kaynakçi ... archival researcher: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Frank Roumen ... production: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Jan van den Brink ... staff: Nederlands Filmmuseum
Jaap van Loenen ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Juan Vrijs ... laboratory staff: Cineco/Haghefilm Amsterdam
Elizabeth McGaffey ... researcher (uncredited)


Joe Adamson ... thanks: Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Barry Allen ... thanks: Paramount Pictures
Michelle Amon ... thanks
Brooke Anderson ... thanks
Dennis Doros ... thanks: Milestone Film & Video
Barbara Hall ... thanks: Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Amy Heller ... thanks: Milestone Film & Video
Jenny Romero ... thanks: Margaret Herrick Library, Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
Edmund R. Rosenkrantz ... thanks
Frederique Urlings ... thanks
Steve Wilson ... thanks: Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas

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Plot Summary

Love, duty, and the scent of narcissus. Theodora, a young and penniless aristocrat, marries a much older man, self-made millionaire grocer Josiah Brown, so that her father and spinster sisters can live comfortably. Soon after the wedding, she finds herself falling in love with Hector, the Tenth Earl of Bracondale, a playboy she encounters on the social circuit of the very rich -- in the Swiss Alps, Paris, London, and the English countryside. Hector is attracted to her as well. Theodora must choose between love and duty, and then Josiah and Hector must make choices of their own. Written by

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Taglines Thrilling rescues of the heroine-first when she over turns in a boat in the ocean and later when she hangs by a half broken rope over a precipitous cliff in the icy Alps. (Print Ad- Elmira Star-Gazette ((Elmira, N.Y.)) 10 May 1922) See more »
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Also Known As
  • Le droit d'aimer (France)
  • Du sollst nicht begehren deines Nächsten Weib (Germany)
  • Más fuertes que su amor (Spain)
  • Más fuerte que su amor (Spain)
  • Gouden boeien (Netherlands)
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  • 80 min
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Trivia Lost for many decades since its original release, 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 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 »
Movie Connections Featured in 7 Classic Movie Tricks That Led to Modern CGI (2021). See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Lord Hector Bracondale: Darling, we have passed the rocks and here are the safe waters beyond.
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