Three Weeks (film)

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Three Weeks
Three Weeks - film poster.jpg
Three Weeks poster.
Directed by Alan Crosland
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Carey Wilson
Starring Aileen Pringle
Conrad Nagel
Cinematography John J. Mescall
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release date
February 10, 1924
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent
English intertitles
Budget $314,728.05[1]
Box office $477,553.28[1]

Three Weeks is a 1924 drama film directed by Alan Crosland. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn. Formerly a lost film, FIAF database indicates a print is preserved by Russia's Gosfilmofond.[2][3]

The novel had previously been made into a film in 1914, directed by Perry N. Vekroff and starring Madlaine Traverse and George C. Pearce.[4]


The Queen of Sardalia is in a bad marriage with the brutal King Constantine II. She decides to get away from her normal life for a period and goes on vacation to Switzerland. There, she meets Paul Verdayne. They have an affair, which lasts for three weeks.[5]



According to contemporary records, the film made a profit of $162,825.23. Glyn was entitled to 40% of the profits and earned $65,130.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "The Novelist as Hollywood Star: Author Royalties and Studio Income in the 1920s" by Vincent L. Barnett, Film History Vol. 20, No. 3, Studio Systems (2008), pp. 281-293
  2. ^ Three Weeks at database
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog:Three Weeks
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database Overview of the 1914 version
  5. ^ New York Times Overview (plot)

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