Carnival (1921 film)
|Directed by||Harley Knoles|
|Written by||H.C.M. Hardinge (play)
Matheson Lang (play)
|Distributed by||Alliance Film Corporation|
|26 June 1921 (US)|
Carnival is a 1921 British silent drama film directed by Harley Knoles and starring Matheson Lang, Ivor Novello and Hilda Bayley. During a production of Shakespeare's Othello in Venice an Italian actor suspects his wife of having an affair and plans to murder her on stage. It was based on a stage play of the year before of which Matheson Lang was one of the writers. The film was a popular success, and was re-released the following year. It was remade as a sound film Carnival in 1931 directed by Herbert Wilcox.
The film's plot closely resembles that of the USA film of 1947 A Double Life, supposedly an original creation of Ruth Gordon and Garson Kanin, for which actor Ronald Colman won his Oscar.
- Matheson Lang - Sylvio Steno
- Ivor Novello - Count Andrea
- Hilda Bayley - Simonetta, Silvio's wife
- Clifford Grey - Lelio, Simonetta's brother
- Victor McLaglen - Baron
- Florence Hunter - Nino, Silvio's son
- Maria de Bernaldo - Ottavia, Silvio's sister
- Low, Rachel. The History of British Film: Volume IV, 1918–1929. Routledge, 1997.
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