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Rudolph Valentino and Gloria Swanson.
Photograph: courtesy Milestone Film & Video.
Beyond the Rocks
Also known as Gouden Boeien (Golden Shackles) in the Nederlands
(1922) American
B&W : Seven reels / 6740 feet
Directed by Sam Wood

Cast: Gloria Swanson [Theodora Fitzgerald], Rudolph Valentino [Lord Hector Bracondale], Edythe Chapman [Lady Bracondale], Alec B. Francis [Captain Dominic Fitzgerald, Theodora’s father], Robert Bolder [Josiah Brown], Gertrude Astor [Morella Winmarleigh], Mabel Van Buren [Jane McBride], Helen Dunbar [Lady Ada Fitzgerald], Raymond Brathwayt [Sir Patrick Fitzgerald], Frank R. Butler [Lord Wensleydon], June Elvidge [Lady Anna Anningford, Hector’s sister], [?] ? [Sir Lionel Grey], Mary Foy [Clementine Fitzgerald], [?] ? [Sarah Fitzgerald], [?] ? [Hassan Ben Ali]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Produced by Jesse L. Lasky. Scenario by Jack Cunningham, from the novel Beyond the Rocks by Elinor Glyn. Assistant director, Osmond Borradaile. Cinematography by Alfred Gilks. Presented by Jesse L. Lasky. / © 17 May 1922 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP17892]. Released 7 May 1922. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The film was released in the Netherlands by Nordisk Films Kompagni.

Drama: Romance.

Survival status: Prints exist in the EYE Film Instituut Nederland film archive [35mm nitrate positive (Dutch release version); 35mm restoration negative; 35mm restoration positives]; and in the film holdings of Milestone Film & Video [35mm restoration positives].

Current rights holder: Public domain.

Keywords: Accidents: Boat, Climbing (Falls) - Africa: Algeria - Animals: Camels, Dogs (German Shepherds), Horses - Arabs - Archeology - Attacks: Raids - Authors: Elinor Glyn (1864-1943) - Beaches - British (Abroad) - Dance: Dancers, Dancing (Folk) - Death: Suicide - Deserts: Sand - Domestics: Butlers, Chauffeurs, Maids, Valets - Egyptians (Ancient) - Emotions: Anger, Betrayal, Grief, Jealousy, Love - Expeditions - Families: Father-daughter relationships, Half sisters, Sister-sister relationships - Flowers: Narcissus, Roses - France: Paris, Versailles - Furs - Handkerchiefs - Infidelity - Jewelry - Letters - Manipulation - Marriages (Arranged): Honeymoons - Millionaires - Mountain climbing: Guides - Musical instruments - Perfume - Photography: Cameras (Compact), Photographs - Punishment - Religion: Muslim - Rescues - Retirement - Rope - Ruins (Ancient) - Scrolls (Ancient) - Seduction - Self-sacrifice - Snow - Soldiers (Algerian) - Switzerland: The Alps Mountains - Tents - Transporation: Automobiles, Carriages - United Kingdom: England: London - Walking sticks - Water: Oceans, Reflecting pools - Weapons: Guns: Amunition, Pistols, Rifles - Weddings: Dresses - Widows - Yachts

Listing updated: 26 January 2015.

References: Film viewing : Hudson-Swanson pp. 142-152; Paris-Brooks p. 128; Quirk-Swanson pp. 27, 116, 118-119, 120, 121, 123, 137; Sinyard-Silent p. 89 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb : with additional information provided by Elif Rongen-Kaynakci.

Home video: DVD.

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