Romola (film)

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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Henry King
Produced by Henry King
Written by George Eliot
Will M. Ritchey
Jules Furthman
Don Bartlett
Starring Lillian Gish
Dorothy Gish
William Powell
Ronald Colman
Music by Louis F. Gottschalk
Cinematography Roy F. Overbaugh
William Schurr
Edited by W. Duncan Mansfield
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 6, 1924 (1924-12-06)
Running time
120 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

Romola is a 1924 American drama film directed by Henry King and shot on location in Italy.[1] The film stars Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell and Ronald Colman, and is based on the George Eliot novel of the same name. A copy of the film survives at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[2]

This was the second film in which Henry King directed Lillian Gish and Ronald Colman for Inspiration Films, an independent production company which chiefly consisted of King, Charles Duell, and stars Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess.


In Renaissance Florence, a Florentine trader meets a shipwrecked stranger, who introduces himself as Tito Melema, a young Italianate-Greek scholar. Tito becomes acquainted with several other Florentines, including Nello the barber and a young girl named Tessa. He is also introduced to a blind scholar named Bardo de' Bardi, and his daughter Romola. As Tito becomes settled in Florence, assisting Bardo with classical studies, he falls in love with Romola.


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  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Romola". Silent Era. Retrieved 2010-06-26. 
  2. ^ "Romola". UCLA. Retrieved November 26, 2012. 

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