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BEYOND THE ROCKS (1922/2005)

Directed by : Sam WOOD

Year of production : 1922 Country : UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Length : 81 minutes

Synopsis

The discovery of the classic Beyond the Rocks (Sam Wood, 1922) was one of the Filmmuseum Amsterdam's highlights of 2004. This long-lost film about an impossible love affair is the only film in which the legendary Rudolph Valentino plays opposite film diva Gloria Swanson. It was very rare that two stars of such magnitude as Swanson and Valentino were paired together in a silent film. Usually, by casting just one major talent per release, the studios tried to maximize the number of bankable films they produced each year. When Paramount approached Swanson to star with Valentino, the studio intended the assignment to be "punishment" for her demands for greater control. Swanson never let on that the two actors often rode horses together in the Hollywood hills and that she was actually delighted

Credits

Sam WOOD - Director

Jack CUNNINGHAM - Script / Dialogue

Elinor GLYN - Script / Dialogue

Henny VRIENTEN - Music

Casting

Gloria SWANSON - Theodora Fitzgerald

Rudolph VALENTINO - Lord Bracondale

Edythe CHAPMAN - Lady Bracondale

Alec B. FRANCIS - Captain Fitzgerald

Photo du film © Collection Christophe L

Contacts

Production

FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY (UNITED STATES) - FAMOUS PLAYERS-LASKY (UNITED STATES) - FILMMUSEUM (PAYS-BAS) - NEDERLAND FILMMU

FILMMUSEUM - NETHERLANDS

International press

FILMMUSEUM AMSTERDAM - T: +31205891469 - www.filmmuseum.nl - JAN VAN DEN BRINK - jbrink@filmmuseum.nl

International sales

MILESTONE FILMS - T: 00201.767.3117 - http://www.milestonefilms.com/movie.php/beyond/ - milefilms@aol.com

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BEYOND THE ROCKS (1922/2005)

The discovery of the classic Beyond the Rocks (Sam Wood, 1922) was one of the Filmmuseum Amsterdam's highlights of 2004. This long-lost film about an...
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