Romola 1924



In Renaissance Florence, Tito, a no-good young man pretending to be a scholar, wins the admiration of a blind man who has long looked for someone to finish his scholarly work. He has a beautiful daughter named Romola. Tito flirts with a peasant girl in the streets, and for fun goes through a mock marriage with her — but she takes it seriously. Romola doesn’t really love him, but marries him because her father wishes it. When the Medici are forced out, Tito joins the new government and rises to be chief magistrate. His evil actions earn him the hatred of Romola and of the people, and he is killed by his stepfather. Romola ends up with sculptor Carlo, who has always loved her.

—John Oswalt

Director: Henry King
Music composed by: Louis F. Gottschalk
Producer: Henry King
Screenplay: George Eliot, Jules Furthman

Stars: Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell

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Stella Dallas 1925

7.5/10 IMDb


Director: Henry King

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Writers: Frances Marion (adaptation), Olive Higgins Prouty (novel)
Stars: Ronald Colman, Belle Bennett, Alice Joyce

Stella Dallas is a small town girl who marries the upper class Stephen Dallas, with whom she has nothing in common. After the birth of a daughter, Laurel, the Dallas’ go their separate ways. Now confined to poverty, Stella must sacrifice her own life and happiness for the sake of her daughter….

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The White Sister 1923

The White sister

After her father, Prince Chiaromonte (Charles Lane), dies in a freak accident, Angela Chiaromonte (Lillian Gish) finds out that her jealous half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola (Gail Kane), has invalidated her claim to an inheritance. When news arrives that the man they both love, Capt. Giovanni Severini (Ronald Colman), has died in battle on the Middle Eastern front, a penniless Angela enters the convent and resigns herself to a life of piety — until a mysterious message changes everything.
Initial release: 1923
Director: Henry King
Music composed by: Joseph Carl Breil
Story by: Francis Marion Crawford
Producer: Henry King

Stars: Lillian Gish, Ronald Colman, Gail Kane

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