Sam Wood's 1922 silent film stars icons Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson, and was until recently thought to have been lost forever. One surviving print was found in a Dutch archive, which has been given an impressive restoration and a new sound track. Zany rescues abound: Lord Bracondale (Valentino) rescues Theadora Fitzgerald (Swanson) after her rowboat capsizes off the British coast, and again later in the Swiss Alps after a mountaineering accident. Well worth seeing for the craft involved in creating early film.
Gorgeous print...Ok film KHL at 2009-01-22 10:43:41
I had the privilege of seeing this film twice on the big screen; once at the Detroit Film Theatre and again at the Redford Theatre. Although the movie is not the greatest silent film made, it is entertaining and has two of the brightest silent (and talkie) stars: Gloria Swanson and Rudolf Valentino. Just to see those two interact together is a joy. The score is great, the print is pristine (so rare in the "lost" silent films), and I heartily recommend it for those who are into this genre. No still pictures in books can do justice to either Swanson or Valentino...to see them on screen reveals why they were so revered.