6.6/10
1,678
28 user 17 critic

The Eagle (1925)

Unrated | | Action, Comedy, Drama | 8 November 1925 (USA)
A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.

Director:

Clarence Brown

Writers:

Alexander Pushkin (novel), George Marion Jr. (titles)
Reviews

Photos

Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rudolph Valentino ... Vladimir Dubrovsky
Vilma Bánky ... Mascha Troekouroff (as Vilma Banky)
Louise Dresser ... The Czarina
Albert Conti ... Kuschka
James A. Marcus James A. Marcus ... Kyrilla Troekouroff (as James Marcus)
George Nichols ... Judge
Carrie Clark Ward Carrie Clark Ward ... Aunt Aurelia
Learn more

More Like This 

Documentary
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

In 1910 the British Antarctic Expedition, led by Capt. Robert F. Scott, embarks from Lyttleton, NZ on a quest to become the first to reach the South Pole.

Director: Herbert G. Ponting
Stars: Robert Falcon Scott, Herbert G. Ponting, Henry R. Bowers
Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Two neighboring Indian kingdoms are ruled by cousins - King Ranjit and King Sohat. Unbeknownst to Ranjit, Sohat is plotting to seize control of his kingdom.

Director: Franz Osten
Stars: Seeta Devi, Himanshu Rai, Charu Roy
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

The son of the sheik and a dancing girl fall in love, but when he is made to believe she has betrayed him he seeks revenge.

Director: George Fitzmaurice
Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, George Fawcett
Drama | History | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Two orphaned sisters are caught up in the turmoil of the French Revolution, encountering misery and love along the way.

Director: D.W. Griffith
Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, Joseph Schildkraut
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

After a run-in with the law, a Mongolian man becomes a fugitive and joins the Russian Civil War.

Director: Vsevolod Pudovkin
Stars: I. Inkizhinov, I. Dedintsev, Valéry Inkijinoff
Foolish Wives (1922)
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A con artist masquerades a Russian nobility and attempts to seduce the wife of an American diplomat.

Director: Erich von Stroheim
Stars: Rudolph Christians, Miss DuPont, Maude George
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Abandoned by her fiancé, an educated black woman with a shocking past dedicates herself to helping a near bankrupt school for impoverished black youths.

Director: Oscar Micheaux
Stars: Evelyn Preer, Flo Clements, James D. Ruffin
The Sheik (1921)
Certificate: Passed Adventure | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A charming Arabian sheik becomes infatuated with an adventurous, modern-thinking Englishwoman and abducts her to his home in the Saharan desert.

Director: George Melford
Stars: Rudolph Valentino, Agnes Ayres, Ruth Miller
Short | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An unhappily married woman devises a scheme to get rid of her husband.

Director: Germaine Dulac
Stars: Germaine Dermoz, Alexandre Arquillière, Jean d'Yd
The Wheel (1923)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally ... See full summary »

Director: Abel Gance
Stars: Gabriel de Gravone, Pierre Magnier, Georges Térof
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

A blue-collar worker on New York's depressed waterfront finds his life changed after he saves a woman attempting suicide.

Director: Josef von Sternberg
Stars: George Bancroft, Betty Compson, Olga Baclanova
Drama | Romance | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A toreador's familial and social life is threatened when he has an affair.

Directors: Fred Niblo, Dorothy Arzner
Stars: Rosa Rosanova, Rudolph Valentino, Nita Naldi
Edit

Storyline

Vladimir Dubrouvsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army, catches the eye of Czarina Catherine II. He spurns her advances and flees, and she puts out a warrant for his arrest, dead or alive. Vladimir learns that his father's lands have been taken by the evil Kyrilla Troekouroff, and his father dies. He dons a black mask, and becomes the outlaw The Black Eagle. He enters the Troekouroff household disguised as a French instructor for Kyrilla's daughter Mascha. He is after vengeance, but instead falls in love with Mascha. Written by John Oswalt <jao@jao.com>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Certificate:

Unrated | See all certifications »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Assuming its copyright has not lapsed already, this film and all others produced in 1925 enter the U.S. public domain in 2021. See more »

Goofs

The story is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, who died in 1796, but the clothing styles are much closer to those worn in the early 19th century. And at one point Vladimir lights a candle with a friction match, which weren't invented until 1826. See more »

Quotes

Vladimir Dubrovsky: I swear vengeance against Kyrilla and all his kin!
See more »

Alternate Versions

Killiam Shows, Inc. copyrighted a restored, tinted and scored version in 1971, currently available on video with running time of 72 minutes. The restoration was done by Karl Malkames and the theater organ score was by Lee Irwin. See more »

Connections

Version of Pa' qué me sirve la vida (1961) See more »

User Reviews

 
Revenge and Love
24 September 2010 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

When the horses of a coach with two ladies speed after a shot, the Czarina Catherine II (Louise Dresser) sees the young Lieutenant Vladimir Dubrovsky (Rudolph Valentino) rescuing the ladies. She invites Dubrovsky to have dinner with her, but he is sexually harassed by the czarina and flees from the palace. He receives a letter from his father telling that he had been evicted from his lands by the corrupt Kyrilla Troekouroff (James Marcus). Meanwhile the czarina issues an arrest warrant authorizing the arrest of Dubrovsky dead or alive. Dubrovsky heads to his home town, but his father dies and he promises revenge against Kyrilla. He wears a mask and is called "The Black Eagle", and leads a group of unsatisfied men to fight against Kyrilla, stealing from the riches to deliver to the poor. However, when he meets Kyrilla's daughter Miss Mascha Troekouroff (Vilma Banky), Dubrovsky falls in love with her. Dubrovsky needs to rethink and choose between "eye for an eye and tooth for a tooth" and his love for Mascha.

"The Eagle" is a melodramatic and romantic silent movie with a hero that is a combination of Zorro and Robin Hood. The plot is entertaining and well constructed but it is funny to see, for example, Dubrovsky forgetting his friends and his promise to kill the man that stole the lands of his father that died after just because he is in love with Kyrilla's daughter. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "A Águia" ("The Eagle")


7 of 8 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 28 user reviews »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
Edit

Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 November 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Eagle See more »

Edit

Box Office

Gross USA:

$323,150
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (Ontario) | (DVD)

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See full technical specs »

Contribute to This Page

Free Movies and TV Shows You Can Watch Now

On IMDb TV, you can catch Hollywood hits and popular TV series at no cost. Select any poster below to play the movie, totally free!

Browse free movies and TV series



Recently Viewed