Adam and Eva

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Adam and Eva
Adam and Eva film poster.jpg
Film poster
Directed byRobert G. Vignola
Produced byWilliam Randolph Hearst
Screenplay byGuy Bolton
George Middleton
Luther Reed
StarringMarion Davies
T. Roy Barnes
Tom Lewis
William Norris
Percy Ames
Leon Gordon
Luella Gear
CinematographyTony Gaudio
Harold Wenstrom
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • February 11, 1923 (1923-02-11)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Adam and Eva is a 1923 American comedy silent film directed by Robert G. Vignola and written by Guy Bolton, George Middleton and Luther Reed. The film stars Marion Davies, T. Roy Barnes, Tom Lewis, William Norris, Percy Ames, Leon Gordon and Luella Gear. The film was released on February 11, 1923, by Paramount Pictures.[1][2]

Plot[edit]

Marion Davies plays an extravagant girl who reforms when her father goes bust. She's sent to a farm to learn the simple life but secretly takes her jewelry with her. When the father returns and reveals he had faked his bankruptcy and ill health, Davies reveals that she has made the farm a thriving business venture. [3]

Cast[edit]

  • Marion Davies as Eva King
  • T. Roy Barnes as The Salesman-Hero
  • Tom Lewis as James King
  • William Norris as Uncle Horace
  • Percy Ames as Lord Andrew Gordon
  • Leon Gordon as Clinton Dewitt
  • Luella Gear as Julie Dewitt
  • William B. Davidson as Dr. Delamater
  • Edward Douglas as Lord Andrew's
  • Bradley Barker as Eve's Admirer
  • John Powers as Eve's Admirer
  • Horace James as Gardener

Production[edit]

In her 16th film, Marion Davies stars as a spendthrift in a film that was mostly shot on location in Stamford, Ct. One sequence was set in Venice, Italy, and one magazine article said, "A little bit of Venice with its winding canals and its picturesque gondolas was transported to the hills of Connecticut...." The Venetian sets were designed by Joseph Urban, and the film was directed by Robert G. Vignola.[4] The film was a hit at the box office.

Survival Status[edit]

Only one reel survives at the Library of Congress.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Adam-and-Eva - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". nytimes.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  2. ^ "Adam and Eva". afi.com. Retrieved 31 January 2015.
  3. ^ Lorusso, Edward (2017) The Silent Films of Marion Davies, CreateSpace, pp. 83-84.
  4. ^ Lorusso, Edward (2017) The Silent Films of Marion Davies, CreateSpace, p. 84.

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