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The Affairs of Anatol
Also known as A Prodigal Knight in the United Kingdom
(1921) American
B&W : Nine reels / 8806 feet
Produced (directed) by Cecil B. De Mille (Cecil B. DeMille)

Cast: Wallace Reid [Anatol De Witt ‘Tony’ Spencer], Gloria Swanson [Vivian Spencer], Wanda Hawley [Emilie Dixon], Theodore Roberts [Gordon ‘Kewpie’ Bronson], Elliott Dexter [Max Runyan], Theodore Kosloff [Nazzer Singh], Agnes Ayres [Annie Elliott], Monte Blue [Abner Elliott], Bebe Daniels [Satan Synne], Raymond Hatton [Hoffmeier, the violin teacher], Julia Faye [Tibra], Fred Huntley [the stage manager], Polly Moran [the orchestra leader], Charles Ogle [Doctor Bowles], Winter Hall [Doctor Johnston], Guy Oliver [Spencer’s butler], Lucien Littlefield [Spencer’s valet], Ruth Miller [Marie, Spencer’s maid], Zelma Maja [the nurse], Elinor Glyn [a bridge player], Lady Parker [a bridge player], William Boyd [a guest at Emilie’s party], Maud Wayne [a guest at Emilie’s party], Alma Bennett [a chorus girl], Shannon Day [a chorus girl], Jean Acker

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation [A Paramount Picture]. / Produced by Jesse L. Lasky. Scenario by Jeanie Macpherson + [Lorna Moon], from the English language play adaptation by Harley Granville-Barker of the play Anatol by Arthur Schnitzler. Literary assistance by Beulah Marie Dix and Elmer Harris. Production manager, Howard Higgin. Art direction (production design) by Paul Iribe. Costume design by Travis Banton + [Clare West and Paul Iribe]. Photographed (cinematography) by Alvin Wyckoff and Karl Struss. Edited by Anne Bauchens. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / Released 18 September 1921. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Working title: Five Kisses. [?] Website-IMDb lists the release date as 25 September 1921.


Survival status: Prints exist [35mm positive, 16mm reduction positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Absinthe - Abuse - Animals: Cows, Dogs, Horses, Leopards - Authors: Elinor Glyn (1864-1943) - Bullwhips - Communication: Telegrams, Telephones - Fainting - Hindus - Hypnotism - Jealousy - Jewelry - Life lessons - Marriages - Medical: Doctors, Surgeons - Rings: Wedding - Tobacco: Cigarettes, Cigars - USA: New York: New York - Wrist watches

Listing updated: 3 January 2017.

References: Film credits, film viewing : Brownlow-Parade p. 267; Everson-American p. 172; Hudson-Swanson pp. 132, 133, 134; Mandelbaum-Screen p. 65; Quirk-Swanson pp. 23, 98, 99, 101, 102; Sweeney-Coming p. 26; Vermilye-Twenties pp. 18, 22, 118; Weaver-Twenty p. 27 : Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Marketa Uhlirova.

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