The Torrent (1926)

Romance | 8 February 1926

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HISTORY

Copyright records and many reviews list the film's title as Ibáñez' Torrent. The picture was the first American film of iconic Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo (1905--1990), who received mostly glowing reviews for her performance and screen presence. Garbo continued to act in American films until her retirement from the screen following her appearance in Two-Faced Woman in 1942 (see entry). All of her American films were made at ... More Less

Copyright records and many reviews list the film's title as Ibáñez' Torrent. The picture was the first American film of iconic Swedish-born actress Greta Garbo (1905--1990), who received mostly glowing reviews for her performance and screen presence. Garbo continued to act in American films until her retirement from the screen following her appearance in Two-Faced Woman in 1942 (see entry). All of her American films were made at M-G-M. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
7 Mar 1926.
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Life
25 Mar 1926
p. 26.
Los Angeles Times
20 Feb 1926
p. A9.
New York Times
22 Feb 1926
p. 14.
Photoplay
May 1926
p. 50.
Variety
24 Feb 1926
p. 42.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
SET DECORATORS
Set dec
Set dec
COSTUMES
Ward
Ward
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Entre Naranjos by Vicente Blasco-Ibáñez (Valencia, 1900?).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Ibáñez' torrent
Release Date:
8 February 1926
Copyright Claimant:
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 March 1926
Copyright Number:
LP22444
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,769
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Don Rafael Brull, the son of landed Spanish aristocrats, falls in love with Leonora, the daughter of one of his family's tenants. Doña Bernada, who is ambitious for her son, breaks up the romance by dispossessing Leonora's family. Leonora goes to Paris, where she becomes an opera singer; Rafael stays at home and runs for public office, becoming engaged to Remedios. Leonora returns home for a visit, and Rafael saves her life during a flash flood. Their passion reawakens, but Doña Bernada persuades Rafael to renounce his love. Years pass. Rafael and Leonora meet only once again, each having made his own life: Leonora is a world-famous opera singer, and Rafael is prominent in public ... +


Don Rafael Brull, the son of landed Spanish aristocrats, falls in love with Leonora, the daughter of one of his family's tenants. Doña Bernada, who is ambitious for her son, breaks up the romance by dispossessing Leonora's family. Leonora goes to Paris, where she becomes an opera singer; Rafael stays at home and runs for public office, becoming engaged to Remedios. Leonora returns home for a visit, and Rafael saves her life during a flash flood. Their passion reawakens, but Doña Bernada persuades Rafael to renounce his love. Years pass. Rafael and Leonora meet only once again, each having made his own life: Leonora is a world-famous opera singer, and Rafael is prominent in public office. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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