The Eternal City
B&W : Eight reels
Directed by Edwin S. Porter and Hugh Ford
Cast: Pauline Frederick [Donna Roma], Thomas Holding [David Roma, also known as David Leone], Kittens Reickert (Kittens Reichert) [Roma, as a child], Arthur Oppenheim [David, as a child], George Stillwell [Leone], Della Bella [his wife], Frank Losee [Baron Bonelli], Fuller Mellish [Pope Pius XI], Jiquel Lanoe (J. Jiquel Lanoe) [Charles Minghelli], George Majeroni [Doctor Roselli], John Clulow [Bruno Rocco], Amelia Rose [Elena Rocco], Freddie Verdi [Joseph Rocco], Lottie Alter [Princess Bellini], Lawrence Grant [the English ambassador], Macy Harlan [embassy member], Walter Craven [embassy member], F. Gaillard [the baker], Mary Lander [the baker’s wife], Robert Vivian [Father Pifferi], Herbert Huber [Padrone], William Lloyd [Felice], J. Albert Hall [the prosecuting attorney]
Famous Players Film Company production; distributed by Select Film Booking Agency, Incorporated. / From the play adaptation The Eternal City by Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine of the novel The Eternal City by Sir Thomas Henry Hall Caine. / Private premiere, 27 December 1914 in New York, New York. Released 12 April 1915. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The production was shot in Rome, Italy. Frederick’s film debut. The film was edited to five reels and was rereleased on 15 December 1918 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [Success Series]. The novel was subsequently filmed as The Eternal City (1923).
Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F1 n. F1.1183.
Survival status: (unknown)
Current rights holder: Public domain.
Listing updated: 30 April 2009.
References: AFI-F1 n. F1.1183; Fell-History pp. 47, 50; Quirk-Colman p. 44; Slide-Early p. 9; Smith-Colman p. 24.