Three Weeks (film)
Three Weeks poster.
|Directed by||Alan Crosland|
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Written by||Carey Wilson|
|Cinematography||John J. Mescall|
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Three Weeks is a 1924 American 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.
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.
- Aileen Pringle as The Queen
- Conrad Nagel as Paul Verdayne
- John St. Polis as The King
- H. Reeves-Smith as Sir Charles Verdayne
- Stuart Holmes as Petrovich
- Mitchell Lewis as Vassili
- Robert Cain as Verchoff
- Nigel De Brulier as Dimitri
- Claire de Lorez as Mitze
- Dale Fuller as Anna
- Helen Dunbar as Lady Henrietta Verdayne
- Alan Crosland Jr. as Young King of Sardalia
- Joan Standing as Isabella
- William Haines as Curate
- George Tustain as Captain of the Guards
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.
The film is stated surviving in a copy at the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow.
- "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
- Three Weeks at silentera.com
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Progressive Silent Film List: Three Weeks
- Internet Movie Database Overview of the 1914 version
- New York Times Overview (plot)
- The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Three Weeks
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