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Two Lovers
Also known as {Two Loves}
(1928) American
B&W : Nine reels / [?] 8706 or 8817? feet feet
Directed by Fred Niblo

Cast: Ronald Colman [Mark Van Rycke], Vilma Banky [Donna Lenora de Vargas], Noah Beery (Sr.) [the Duke of Azar], Nigel de Brulier [the Prince of Orange], Virginia Bradford [Grete], Helen Jerome Eddy [Inez], Paul Lukas [Ramón de Linea], Fred Esmelton [Meinherr Van Rycke, Bailiff of Ghent], Eugenie Besserer [Madame Van Rycke], Harry Allen [Jean], Marcella Daly [Marda], Scotty Mattraw [the Dandermonde innkeeper], Lydia Yeamans Titus [the innkeeper’s wife], Lon Poff

Samuel Goldwyn, Incorporated, production; distributed by United Artists Corporation. / Produced by Samuel Goldwyn. Scenario by Alice D.G. Miller, from the novel Leatherface: A Tale of Old Flanders by Baroness Emmuska Orczy. Art direction by Carl Oscar Borg. Assistant director, H.B. Humberstone (H. Bruce Humberstone). Cinematography by George S. Barnes. Intertitles by John Colton. Edited by Viola Lawrence. Music score by Hugo Riesenfeld. / Premiered [?] 22 or 23? March 1928 at Embassy Theatre in New York, New York. General release, September 1928. / [?] Movietone 35mm spherical 1.20:1 format and/or Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format? Western Electric Movietone sound-on-film sound system. / Working title: Leatherface. The film was rereleased in the USA at 8817 feet in 1928, with a synchronized soundtrack, after having been previously released as a silent. [?] Balio-UA p. ? lists the release date as 12 August 1928. The film was released in Germany by United Artists Film-Verleih in 1928. / Silent film, with synchronized music and sound effects.

Drama.

Survival status: Prints exist in the Museum of Modern Art film archive [incomplete 35mm positive (missing reels 3, 7 and 8), 16mm viewing positive].

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 3 July 2012.

References: Balio-UA p. ?; MoPicAlmanac-1929 p. 11; Quirk-Colman pp. 17, 114, 115-117; Smith-Colman pp. 35, 83-89, 301 : ClasIm-221 p. 53; Photoplay-192801 p. 6 : Website-AFI; Website-IMDb.

 
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