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Romola (1924)

In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a ... See full summary »

Director:

Henry King

Writers:

George Eliot (novel), Will M. Ritchey | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Lillian Gish ... Romola
Dorothy Gish ... Tessa
William Powell ... Tito Melema (as William H. Powell)
Ronald Colman ... Carlo Bucellini
Charles Lane Charles Lane ... Baldassar Calvo
Herbert Grimwood Herbert Grimwood ... Savonarola
Bonaventura Ibáñez Bonaventura Ibáñez ... Bardo Bardi
Frank Puglia ... Adolfo Spini
Amelia Summerville Amelia Summerville ... Brigida
Tina Ceccaci Renaldi Tina Ceccaci Renaldi ... Monna Ghita
Eduilio Mucci Eduilio Mucci ... Nello
Angela Scatigna Angela Scatigna ... Bratti
Ugo Uccellini Ugo Uccellini ... Bishop of Nemours
Alfredo Martinelli Alfredo Martinelli ... Captain of the Barque
Attilo Deodati Attilo Deodati ... Tomaso
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In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a beautiful daughter named Romola. Tito flirts with a peasant girl in the streets, and for fun goes through a mock marriage with her -- but she takes it seriously. Romola doesn't really love him, but marries him because her father wishes it. When the Medici are forced out, Tito joins the new government and rises to be chief magistrate. His evil actions earn him the hatred of Romola and of the people, and he is killed by his stepfather. Romola ends up with sculptor Carlo, who has always loved her. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

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Taglines:

PEASANT LASS AND HIGH-BRED MAID- AND AN ADVENTURER WHO WED THEM BOTH. (Print ad- Sunday Mail,(( Brisbane, Queensland)) 9 January 1927)

Genres:

Drama | History

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Release Date:

4 September 1925 (Argentina) See more »

Also Known As:

Die Hochzeit von Florenz See more »

Filming Locations:

Florence, Tuscany, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$497,234, 31 December 1925
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Production Co:

Inspiration Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lillian Gish met with Benito Mussolini, whom she greatly admired, while filming in Italy. See more »

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Version of Romola (1911) See more »

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Dreary
15 March 2002 | by bobliptonSee all my reviews

Given the mature talent of Henry King and the Gish sisters, this is a slow, dreary misfire. The plot proceeds at a deadeningly slow rate -- King liked to take his time, but this is ridiculous. For completists of the Gishes, King or William Powell


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