Three Weeks (film)

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Three Weeks
Three Weeks - film poster.jpg
Three Weeks poster.
Directed byAlan Crosland
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
Written byCarey Wilson
Starring
CinematographyJohn J. Mescall
Distributed byGoldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • February 10, 1924 (1924-02-10)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)
Budget$314,728.05[1]
Box office$477,553.28[1]

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.[2][3]

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

Plot[edit]

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]

Cast[edit]

Reception[edit]

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]

Preservation status[edit]

The film is stated surviving in a copy at the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow.[6]

References[edit]

  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 silentera.com
  3. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Progressive Silent Film List: Three Weeks
  4. ^ Internet Movie Database Overview of the 1914 version
  5. ^ New York Times Overview (plot)
  6. ^ The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Three Weeks

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