The Power of Love (1922)

Melodrama | 1922

Director:

Nat Deverich

Cinematographer:

Harry Fairall

Production Company:

Perfect Pictures
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HISTORY

The Sep 1922 Photodramatist announced that production had just been completed on The Power of Love, produced independently by Perfect Pictures. The film was the first to incorporate the stereoscopic photographic process, created by director of photography Harry K. Fairall, according to the 11 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Herald. ... More Less

The Sep 1922 Photodramatist announced that production had just been completed on The Power of Love, produced independently by Perfect Pictures. The film was the first to incorporate the stereoscopic photographic process, created by director of photography Harry K. Fairall, according to the 11 Nov 1922 Exhibitors Herald. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
11 Nov 1922.
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MPW
21 Oct 1922.
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Photodramatist
Sep 1922.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1922
Premiere Information:
Los Angeles premiere: 27 September 1922
Production Date:
completed September 1922
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Prints
Stereoscopy
Length(in feet):
4,600
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After losing his fortune, Don Almeda offers his daughter, Maria, to Don Alvarez, although she does not love him. When a traveller named Terry O'Neill arrives at the Alameda's Southern California settlement, he is robbed and left wounded by Alvarez's henchmen. Terry is found by Maria, and the two fall in love. Before Maria's wedding to Alvarez, Terry waylays his rival and takes his place at a fiesta. Alvarez appears and denounces him. Later, Alvarez murders an elderly padre with Terry's knife to make him appear guilty. Denouncing Terry as the murderer, Alvarez shoot him, but inadvertently wounds Maria, who throws herself in front of Terry. In time, Maria proves that Alvarez is the murderer, and she and Terry are ... +


After losing his fortune, Don Almeda offers his daughter, Maria, to Don Alvarez, although she does not love him. When a traveller named Terry O'Neill arrives at the Alameda's Southern California settlement, he is robbed and left wounded by Alvarez's henchmen. Terry is found by Maria, and the two fall in love. Before Maria's wedding to Alvarez, Terry waylays his rival and takes his place at a fiesta. Alvarez appears and denounces him. Later, Alvarez murders an elderly padre with Terry's knife to make him appear guilty. Denouncing Terry as the murderer, Alvarez shoot him, but inadvertently wounds Maria, who throws herself in front of Terry. In time, Maria proves that Alvarez is the murderer, and she and Terry are reunited. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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