The Eternal City
B&W : Eight reels / 7929 feet
Directed by George Fitzmaurice
Cast: Barbara la Marr [Donna Roma], Bert Lytell [David Rossi], Lionel Barrymore [Baron Bonelli], Richard Bennett [Bruno], Montagu Love [Minghelli], Ronald Colman, Betty Bronson [page boy], Joan Bennett [page boy]
Madison Productions [?] (Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated)? production; distributed by Associated First National Pictures, Incorporated. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Scenario by Ouida Bergère, 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. Cinematography by Arthur C. Miller. Presented by Samuel Goldwyn. / © 31 December 1923 by Madison Productions [LP19782]. Premiered 17 December 1923 at 7929 feet. Premiered 20 January 1924 (at 7800 feet) at Mark Strand Theatre in New York, New York. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The first film produced by Goldwyn after leaving Goldwyn Pictures Corporation. The production was shot on location in Rome, Italy, and New York, New York. Colman appears in the film without a screen credit. The novel was previously filmed as The Eternal City (1915).
Drama: World War I.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : Two of eight reels are known to survive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Italy: Rome - USA: New York: Brooklyn: Brooklyn Museum - War: World War I (28 July 1914-11 November 1918)
Listing updated: 14 January 2015.
References: Bohn-Light p. 116; Brownlow-Parade pp. 513, 514, 578; Parish-Glamour pp. 35, 94; Quirk-Colman pp. 16, 43-44, 47; Smith-Colman pp. 10, 24-25 : Website-AFI.