The Spanish Dancer

Pola Negri (starring)
Herbert Brenon (director)
Adolphe Philippe D'Ennery, Philippe Francois Pinel (novel, play)
June Mathis, Beulah Marie Dix (screenwriters)
Antonio Moreno, Wallace Beery, Kathlyn Williams (starring)

Los Angeles: Paramount Pictures, 1923. Two vintage double weight reference photographs from the 1923 silent costume epic film, one showing actors Pola Negri and Virginia Moon, and one showing Negri and other cast members. The film was restored in 2012 by the EYE Film Institute in the Netherlands, and was screened at the National Gallery of Art on August 5, 2012.

Based on the 1844 play "Don Cesar de Bazan," which was in turn loosely based on Victor Hugo's 1938 play "Ruy Blas." Love develops between a Romani fortune teller and a wealthy Spanish count, to the chagrin of the King of Spain.

Essentially the same story as Mary Pickford's Rosita which was filmed around the same time as The Spanish Dancer with Negri's old colleague from Germany Ernst Lubitsch directing. Negri's The Spanish Dancer is today considered the better film (Wikipedia).

Set in Spain.

10 x 8 inches. Very Good plus, with light toning and wear to the edges.

[Book #148228]