The Christian (1923)

Drama | 28 January 1923

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writer:

Paul Bern

Cinematographer:

Charles Van Enger

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures
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HISTORY

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation announced to the 1 Apr 1922 Moving Picture World that French director Maurice Tourneur would film scenes for The Christian in England, specifically in London and on the Isle of Man. The company would leave that month and "be gone for about two months." Studio production manager J. J. Cohn would accompany the cast and crew as business manager.
       The 15 Sep 1922 FD reported that filming had recently ended after a four month ... More Less

Goldwyn Pictures Corporation announced to the 1 Apr 1922 Moving Picture World that French director Maurice Tourneur would film scenes for The Christian in England, specifically in London and on the Isle of Man. The company would leave that month and "be gone for about two months." Studio production manager J. J. Cohn would accompany the cast and crew as business manager.
       The 15 Sep 1922 FD reported that filming had recently ended after a four month shoot. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
15 Sep 1922
p. 4.
Moving Picture World
1 Apr 1922
p. 467.
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 January 1923
Premiere Information:
Kansas City premiere: ca14 January 1923
Production Date:
ended September 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures
Copyright Date:
5 February 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18644
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,000
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Glory Quayle and John Storm, sweethearts since childhood on the Isle of Man, go to London--Glory to become a nurse and John to enter a monastery. Instead, Glory becomes a theater star, and John renounces his vows because he cannot forget his love for her. Lord Robert Ure, who has already betrayed Glory's friend, Polly Love, incites the London populace against John, claiming that John has predicted that the world will end on the eve of the Epsom Downs Derby. John goes to kill Glory to save her soul, but instead she convinces him of her love. Confused, John wanders into the street, is mortally hurt by an angry mob, then marries Glory before dying in her ... +


Glory Quayle and John Storm, sweethearts since childhood on the Isle of Man, go to London--Glory to become a nurse and John to enter a monastery. Instead, Glory becomes a theater star, and John renounces his vows because he cannot forget his love for her. Lord Robert Ure, who has already betrayed Glory's friend, Polly Love, incites the London populace against John, claiming that John has predicted that the world will end on the eve of the Epsom Downs Derby. John goes to kill Glory to save her soul, but instead she convinces him of her love. Confused, John wanders into the street, is mortally hurt by an angry mob, then marries Glory before dying in her arms. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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