David Rossi is an orphan in Rome, and is taken care of by a homeless man, Bruno. The wealthy Dr. Roselli adopts David and raises him with his daughter, Roma. When they grow up David and Roma become engaged. Dr. Roselli dies, and David and Bruno join the army when war erupts. Roma becomes a well-known sculptor, backed by Baron Bonelli, who is secretly the head of the Rome branch of the Communist party. Returning from the war, David becomes a follower of Benito Mussolini. Complications ensue when David finds out that Roma is backed by Baron Bonelli, his arch-enemy.
The Fiery Ecstacy of ROMAN LOVES---In the ancient city of folly, Facisti rise where Caesars fell-columns stand to mark ages of pageantry and passion that kindle the blood- (Print Ad- The Sydney Post,((Sydney, Nova Scotia)) 13 October 1924)
Did You Know?
The film was presumed lost until 2014, when it was screened at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival. See more
The film was cut from 7,929 feet to 7,800 for general release. See more
Remake of The Eternal City
The Eternal City of Dreams
Lyric by Gus Kahn
, music by Ted Fio Rito See more