Rudolph Valentino was 27 years old when this film was released in 1922. In the film, Valentino's character, Amos Judd, has the "gift of prophecy" and premonitions of future events. At one point in the film he asks his fiancée, Molly, to "set the date for our wedding--but make it soon or--I'll die of heart failure." Molly leans down to pick up a calendar that is open on the month of August. In real life Valentino died, just four years later, ironically in August, but not of heart failure; he died of inflammation of his left lung. See more »
Tell me, why did you look so startled when you saw me in the conservatory?
Because I had seen you before - in my dreams. Do you believe in predestination, Miss Cabot?
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Except for Rudolph Valentino, whose name appears above the title, actors and their character names are credited only in the intertitles right before they appear on-screen and are listed in the same order in the IMDb cast. All other actors are marked uncredited. See more »
In 2006, Flicker Valley copyrighted a 54-minute version with a piano score by Jon Mirsalis. This was a compilation of existing incomplete footage, trailers, production stills and new inserts. New explanatory titles are based on Paramount's editing continuity; foreign intertitles were replaced by the original English text. See more »
I caught this picture on TCM's Silent Sundays an May, 2006. The last forty minutes of a nitrate print were discovered and using stills and trailers, Paramount did a very commendable job giving the viewer the as much of the full experience as they could. Valentino gives an excellent performance and looks enough like an Indian in his turban to pass for their prince. The climax occur rather quickly but how the picture concludes is definitely on the clever side. But what is most interesting about this picture in the incorporation of prejudice and equality into the romance between Valentino's and Hawley's characters. Being only 18, prejudice and equality are different to me than they are to my parents, but I couldn't help but be amazed at how the film tackled the issue and rapped it up in an engrossing, almost epic motion picture experience.
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