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Director  Dimitri Buchowetzki
Genre  Silent film
Country  United States
6.2/10 IMDb

Cinematography  Alvin Wyckoff
Duration  
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Language  Silent English intertitles
Release date  February 16, 1925
Based on  play, The Swan, by Ferenc Molnar
Writer  Melville Baker (translation), Dimitri Buchowetzki, Ferenc Molnar (play)
Producers  Adolph Zukor, Jesse L. Lasky
Cast  Frances Howard (Alexandra, The Swan), Adolphe Menjou (Albert von Kersten-Rodenfels), Ricardo Cortez (Dr. Walter, the Tutor), Ida Waterman (Princess Beatrice), Helen Lindroth (Amphirosa), Helen Lee Worthing (Wanda von Gluck)
Similar movies  One Romantic Night (1930)

The Swan (1925) is a silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

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Production background

The film is based on Melville Baker's 1923 Broadway play adaptation, The Swan, of Ferenc Molnar's play A Hattyu Vigjatek Harom Felvonasbarn.

This film was directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki, a recent Russian immigrant working for Famous Players-Lasky. Buchowetzki had directed pictures in Russia, Sweden, and Germany. The story of this film was remade in 1930 as One Romantic Night, an early talkie for Lillian Gish, and in Technicolor as a 1956 vehicle for Grace Kelly.

Cast

  • Frances Howard - Alexandra, The Swan
  • Adolphe Menjou - Albert von Kersten-Rodenfels
  • Ricardo Cortez - Dr. Walter, the Tutor
  • Ida Waterman - Princess Beatrice
  • Helen Lindroth - Amphirosa
  • Helen Lee Worthing - Wanda von Gluck
  • Joseph Depew - Prince George
  • George Walcott - Prince Arsene
  • Michael Visaroff - Father Hyacinth
  • Michael Vavitch - Colonel Wunderlich (as Mikhael Vavitch)
  • Nicholas Soussanin - Lutzow
  • Arthur Donaldson - Franz, the Court Chamberlain
  • General Lodijensky - Master of the Hunt
  • Clare Eames - Princess Dominica
  • Preservation status

    This silent version survives and can be found on home video and DVD.

    References

    The Swan (1925 film) Wikipedia
    The Swan (1925 film) IMDb The Swan (1925 film) themoviedb.org


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