The Swan (1925 film)

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The Swan
Directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki
Produced by Adolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written by Melville Baker (adaptation)
Dimitri Buchowetzki (scenario)
Based on play, The Swan, by Ferenc Molnar
Cinematography Alvin Wyckoff
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
Release date
February 16, 1925
Running time
6 reels
(5,889 feet)
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles

The Swan (1925) is a silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

Production background[edit]

The film is based on Melville Baker's 1923 Broadway play adaptation, The Swan, of Ferenc Molnar's play A Hattyu Vigjatek Harom Felvonasbarn.

This film was directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki, a recent Russian immigrant working for Famous Players-Lasky. Buchowetzki had directed pictures in Russia, Sweden, and Germany. The story of this film was remade in 1930 as One Romantic Night, an early talkie for Lillian Gish, and in Technicolor as a 1956 vehicle for Grace Kelly.


Preservation status[edit]

This silent version survives and can be found on home video and DVD.[1][2]


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