The Sorrows of Satan (1927)

Allegory | 5 February 1927

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Nov 1926
p. 6.
Moving Picture World
23 Oct 1926
p. 502.
New York Times
13 Oct 1926
p. 21.
Variety
20 Oct 1926
p. 60.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Chief cine
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Miniatures
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Sorrows of Satan
or The Strange Experience of One Geoffrey Tempest, Millionaire by Marie Corelli (New York, 1895).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
5 February 1927
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 12 October 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 February 1927
Copyright Number:
LP23647
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,691
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After completing a novel in his London garret, Geoffrey Tempest meets Mavis Claire, another struggling writer, and they drink to the success of his novel, in which he rails at God and fate. When his publisher rejects his supernatural theme, Tempest meets Rimanez, a mysterious nobleman, who takes him to a sumptuous hotel, where he is transfixed by the lovely Princess Olga. Informing Geoffrey that he has been made heir to a fortune, Rimanez arranges for his marriage to Olga; and following a successful courtship, there is a spectacular wedding. Married life, however, proves a failure for Geoffrey, and while dining with wealthy friends he sees Mavis, forlorn and poorly clad; when he rises to follow, Rimanez reveals his identity as Satan and threatens to strip him of his riches. Morning finds Geoffrey in his garret, reconciled with ... +


After completing a novel in his London garret, Geoffrey Tempest meets Mavis Claire, another struggling writer, and they drink to the success of his novel, in which he rails at God and fate. When his publisher rejects his supernatural theme, Tempest meets Rimanez, a mysterious nobleman, who takes him to a sumptuous hotel, where he is transfixed by the lovely Princess Olga. Informing Geoffrey that he has been made heir to a fortune, Rimanez arranges for his marriage to Olga; and following a successful courtship, there is a spectacular wedding. Married life, however, proves a failure for Geoffrey, and while dining with wealthy friends he sees Mavis, forlorn and poorly clad; when he rises to follow, Rimanez reveals his identity as Satan and threatens to strip him of his riches. Morning finds Geoffrey in his garret, reconciled with Mavis. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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