Dir: Ernst Lubitsch
Scrs: Hanns Kraly, H. H. Caldwell, Katherine Hilliker
Orig Story: Jakob Christoph Heer
Pho: Oliver T. Marsh
Ed: Andrew Marton
Music: Hugo Riesenfeld
Prod Cos: Joseph M. Schenck Productions, Feature Productions
Cast: John Barrymore, Camilla Horn, Victor Varconi
1929 / B&W / 35mm / Silent with English intertitles / 73min
Live music accompanist is changed to Ernesto Maurice Corpus
The last silent film of Ernst Lubitsch is an illustration that his greatness as director is not limited to only comedies. A romantic drama based on a novel by Jakob Christoph Heer, Eternal Love is set in the Swiss Alps during the early 19th century invasion by France. A tale of love and war, the film is the last silent film work of lead male John Barrymore (grandfather of actress Drew Barrymore) and Lubitsch himself. The smart direction, beautiful photography, and heart-wrenching plot, all marked the success of the film. The film had long been considered lost until a 16mm print was found in the collection of silent film star Mary Pickford. This print was restored from an acetate print from the UCLA Film & Television Archive.
||Cinema, Hong Kong Film Archive
* Post-screening talk with Yung Tsz-kwong
Due to schedule changes, the speaker Yung Tsz-kwong is unable to attend the post-screening talk at the Hong Kong Film Archive on 1 July 2012. Sorry for any inconvenience caused.
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