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Forbidden Paradise (1924)

Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by German film director Ernst Lubitsch. The ... See full summary »

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Pola Negri ... Catherine (the Czarina)
Rod La Rocque ... Capt. Alexei Czerny
Adolphe Menjou ... Chancellor
Pauline Starke ... Anna
Fred Malatesta ... French ambassador
Nick De Ruiz Nick De Ruiz ... The General
Carrie Daumery ... Lady-in-Waiting
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Forbidden Paradise is a 1924 American silent drama film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures. It was directed by German film director Ernst Lubitsch. The film is based on a 1922 Broadway play, The Czarina, by Edward Sheldon who adapted the Hungarian language book of Melchior Lengyel and Lajos Bíró. The play starred Doris Keane, in one of her last stage roles, about Catherine the Great. Basil Rathbone costarred with Keane. The film starred Pola Negri as Catherine the Great and Rod La Rocque in the Rathbone role. The film marked Clark Gable's second film appearance.

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USA

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30 November 1924 (USA) See more »

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Das verbotene Paradies See more »

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€252,076, 31 December 1924
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Best for Pola Negri and as an early Hollywood Lubitsch work
30 November 2000 | by psteierSee all my reviews

A humorous look at the love life of Catherine the Czarina (Pola Negri), ruler of a backward land in 1920's Eastern Europe.

The Lubitsch touch is already present and Pola Negri gets many closeups to act the diva in. The other actors is OK and the costumes and sets are first rate.


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