La Roue ( “The Wheel”) is a French silent film, directed by Abel Gance, who also directed Napoléon and J’accuse!. It was released in 1923. The film used then-revolutionary lighting techniques, and rapid scene changes and cuts.
Story line – A railroad engineer (Séverin-Mars) adopts an orphaned girl (Ivy Close), then his son (Pierre Magnier) falls in love with her
Director: Abel Gance
Writer: Abel Gance
Stars: Séverin-Mars, Ivy Close, Gabriel de Gravone
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