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The Eternal City (1923)

Passed | | Drama, War | 28 April 1924 (UK)
David Rossi is an orphan in Rome, and is taken care of by a homeless man, Bruno. The wealthy Dr. Roselli adopts David and raises him with his daughter, Roma. When they grow up David and ... See full summary »

Director:

George Fitzmaurice

Writers:

Ouida Bergère (scenario), Hall Caine (from the story by) (as Sir Hall Crane)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Barbara La Marr ... Donna Roma Valonna
Bert Lytell ... David Rossi
Lionel Barrymore ... Baron Bonelli
Richard Bennett ... Bruno Rocco
Montagu Love ... Charles Minghelli
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Ricciardi ... Auctioneer
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Storyline

David Rossi is an orphan in Rome, and is taken care of by a homeless man, Bruno. The wealthy Dr. Roselli adopts David and raises him with his daughter, Roma. When they grow up David and Roma become engaged. Dr. Roselli dies, and David and Bruno join the army when war erupts. Roma becomes a well-known sculptor, backed by Baron Bonelli, who is secretly the head of the Rome branch of the Communist party. Returning from the war, David becomes a follower of Benito Mussolini. Complications ensue when David finds out that Roma is backed by Baron Bonelli, his arch-enemy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

The Fiery Ecstacy of ROMAN LOVES---In the ancient city of folly, Facisti rise where Caesars fell-columns stand to mark ages of pageantry and passion that kindle the blood- (Print Ad- The Sydney Post,((Sydney, Nova Scotia)) 13 October 1924)

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Passed
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 April 1924 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Den eviga staden See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The film was presumed lost until 2014, when it was screened at the Pordenone Silent Film Festival. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was cut from 7,929 feet to 7,800 for general release. See more »

Connections

Remake of The Eternal City (1915) See more »

Soundtracks

The Eternal City of Dreams
Lyric by Gus Kahn, music by Ted Fio Rito
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