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The Dec 1924 Photoplay announced that Joseph Hensbery was directing Rudolph Valentino and Nita Naldi in The Scarlet Power, the working title.
       Various contemporary sources indicated that principal photography began in late May and continued until late summer of 1924. Items in the 19 Jun 1924 FD and 12 Jul 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review stated that the wedding scene was shot at the Paramount Pictures studios in Long Island, NY, but exteriors were filmed at Farmingdale, Long Island.
       The 1 Aug 1924 FD named Tammany Young and William Ricciardi among the cast, but their participation in the final film could not be ... More Less

The Dec 1924 Photoplay announced that Joseph Hensbery was directing Rudolph Valentino and Nita Naldi in The Scarlet Power, the working title.
       Various contemporary sources indicated that principal photography began in late May and continued until late summer of 1924. Items in the 19 Jun 1924 FD and 12 Jul 1924 Exhibitors Trade Review stated that the wedding scene was shot at the Paramount Pictures studios in Long Island, NY, but exteriors were filmed at Farmingdale, Long Island.
       The 1 Aug 1924 FD named Tammany Young and William Ricciardi among the cast, but their participation in the final film could not be determined. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
12 Jul 1924
p. 17.
Exhibitors Trade Review
19 Jul 1924
p. 14.
Film Daily
21 May 1924
p. 3.
Film Daily
23 May 1924.
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Film Daily
19 Jun 1924
p. 5.
Film Daily
1 Aug 1924
p. 4.
Moving Picture World
23 Aug 1924
p. 639.
Photoplay
Dec 1924
p. 112.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Scarlet Power
Release Date:
17 November 1924
Production Date:
late May--late summer 1924
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 November 1924
Copyright Number:
LP20778
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,633
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

On the night of the wedding of Don Alonzo Castro and Julietta, El Tigre--prompted by Alonzo's former sweetheart, Carlotta--robs the Castro estate and kidnaps Julietta. Alonzo goes to her rescue, sees a woman in Julietta's bridal veil yield to El Tigre's advances, and leaves embittered against all women. Hoping to have revenge on El Tigre, Alonzo haunts a cafe frequented by the bandit and finally is rewarded with his presence. They fight, and El Tigre gets the upper hand but is killed by Don Luis his enemy. Carmelita, a dancer, reveals that Alonzo mistook Carlotta for Julietta, who is safe in a ... +


On the night of the wedding of Don Alonzo Castro and Julietta, El Tigre--prompted by Alonzo's former sweetheart, Carlotta--robs the Castro estate and kidnaps Julietta. Alonzo goes to her rescue, sees a woman in Julietta's bridal veil yield to El Tigre's advances, and leaves embittered against all women. Hoping to have revenge on El Tigre, Alonzo haunts a cafe frequented by the bandit and finally is rewarded with his presence. They fight, and El Tigre gets the upper hand but is killed by Don Luis his enemy. Carmelita, a dancer, reveals that Alonzo mistook Carlotta for Julietta, who is safe in a convent. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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