Director:

Henry King

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Roy F. Overbaugh

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

Inspiration Pictures, Inc.
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HISTORY

As noted in news items and reviews, Romola was shot on location in and around Florence, Italy. The film marked the last joint screen appearance of Lillian and Dorothy ... More Less

As noted in news items and reviews, Romola was shot on location in and around Florence, Italy. The film marked the last joint screen appearance of Lillian and Dorothy Gish. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
22 Nov 1924
p. 18.
Exhibitors Trade Review
13 Dec 1924
p. 16.
Exhibitors Trade Review
20 Dec 1924
p. 14.
Exhibitors Trade Review
3 Jan 1925
p. 32.
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Feb 1925
p. 30.
Film Daily
11 Jun 1924
p. 2.
Film Daily
7 Dec 1924
p. 7.
New York Times
2 Dec 1924
p.13.
New Yorker
25 Apr 1925
p. 31.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 August 1925
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 1 December 1924
Los Angeles premiere: 6 December 1924
Production Date:
began late-October 1923 in Florence, Italy
Copyright Claimant:
Inspiration Pictures
Copyright Date:
14 September 1925
Copyright Number:
LP21087, LP21859
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
12,974
Length(in reels):
12
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Calvo, a Greek scholar, and his adopted son, Tito, are approaching Italy by boat when they are set upon by pirates. Calvo gives Tito jewels and a ring (Calvo's signet) and instructs him to swim to shore, sell the jewels, and use the money to pay the pirates' ransom. Tito makes his way to Florence, where he forgets all about Calvo and marries Romola, the daughter of a blind scholar. With the assistance of Spini, an adventurer, Tito rises to the position of chief magistrate. Tito becomes unpopular with the people by his bad conduct: he sells Romola's father's sacred books, enters into a mock marriage with Tessa, a peasant girl, and condemns to death the beloved champion of the people, the priest Savonarola. Incited to fury by the cleric's death, a mob goes after Tito, who drowns in the river. Romola finds Tessa and cares for her, eventually finding happiness with Carlo, a sculptor who has remained faithful to ... +


Calvo, a Greek scholar, and his adopted son, Tito, are approaching Italy by boat when they are set upon by pirates. Calvo gives Tito jewels and a ring (Calvo's signet) and instructs him to swim to shore, sell the jewels, and use the money to pay the pirates' ransom. Tito makes his way to Florence, where he forgets all about Calvo and marries Romola, the daughter of a blind scholar. With the assistance of Spini, an adventurer, Tito rises to the position of chief magistrate. Tito becomes unpopular with the people by his bad conduct: he sells Romola's father's sacred books, enters into a mock marriage with Tessa, a peasant girl, and condemns to death the beloved champion of the people, the priest Savonarola. Incited to fury by the cleric's death, a mob goes after Tito, who drowns in the river. Romola finds Tessa and cares for her, eventually finding happiness with Carlo, a sculptor who has remained faithful to her. +

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