The Eternal Flame (1922)

Drama | September 1922

Director:

Frank Lloyd

Writer:

Frances Marion

Cinematographer:

Tony Gaudio

Production Designer:

Stephen Goosson

Production Company:

Norma Talmadge Film Co.
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HISTORY

The 24 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News reported that the new Norma Talmadge Film Company was ready to produce The Duchess of Langeais.
       An earlier French adaptation of Honorè de Balzac's novella was released in America in 1910 as The Duchess of Langeais (see ... More Less

The 24 Dec 1921 Motion Picture News reported that the new Norma Talmadge Film Company was ready to produce The Duchess of Langeais.
       An earlier French adaptation of Honorè de Balzac's novella was released in America in 1910 as The Duchess of Langeais (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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Motion Picture News
24 Dec 1921
p. 135.
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LITERARY
Based on the novella La Duchesse de Langeais by Honorè de Balzac in his trilogy Histoire des Treize (Paris, 1833--34).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Duchess of Langeais
Release Date:
September 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Norma Talmadge Film Co.
Copyright Date:
16 August 1922
Copyright Number:
LP18154
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,453
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the period of Louis XVIII, while her self-centered husband is away with his troops, the Duchesse de Langeais is pursued by many men. When the famous Général de Montriveau arrives, her flirting turns to love for him, and although gossip says otherwise he believes her to be sincere until he learns that the duchesse has boasted of her conquest. He abducts her, but, unable to bring himself to inflict the torture he has planned, he releases her. A year of unanswered letters convinces the duchesse that her love is in vain, and she enters a convent. The general relents, however, and goes to her just before she is to take her final ... +


In the period of Louis XVIII, while her self-centered husband is away with his troops, the Duchesse de Langeais is pursued by many men. When the famous Général de Montriveau arrives, her flirting turns to love for him, and although gossip says otherwise he believes her to be sincere until he learns that the duchesse has boasted of her conquest. He abducts her, but, unable to bring himself to inflict the torture he has planned, he releases her. A year of unanswered letters convinces the duchesse that her love is in vain, and she enters a convent. The general relents, however, and goes to her just before she is to take her final vows. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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