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The 14 Apr 1923 Motion Picture News reported that director George D. Baker and scenarist Charles Whittaker were preparing the continuity for The Magic Skin, to be produced at the Goldwyn Studios by Achievement Films, Inc.
       The story was originally filmed in 1915 under the English translation of Balzac's story, The Magic Skin (see ... More Less

The 14 Apr 1923 Motion Picture News reported that director George D. Baker and scenarist Charles Whittaker were preparing the continuity for The Magic Skin, to be produced at the Goldwyn Studios by Achievement Films, Inc.
       The story was originally filmed in 1915 under the English translation of Balzac's story, The Magic Skin (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
14 Apr 1923
p. 1782.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Magic Skin
Release Date:
4 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
14 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19511
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,673
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Poet Raphael Valentin meets the vampish Russian Countess Fedora, who makes him successful overnight, then rejects him. An antiquarian gives him a piece of magic leather that will grant every wish. The poet becomes rich and famous again, destroys Countess Fedora, and is about to die because he is a "slave of desire" when a girl he once loved but deserted saves ... +


Poet Raphael Valentin meets the vampish Russian Countess Fedora, who makes him successful overnight, then rejects him. An antiquarian gives him a piece of magic leather that will grant every wish. The poet becomes rich and famous again, destroys Countess Fedora, and is about to die because he is a "slave of desire" when a girl he once loved but deserted saves him. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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