SPANISH DANCER, THE (1923)
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After dancing for dashing Spanish nobleman Don Caesar de Bazan (Spanish-born actor and filmmaker Antonio Moreno), beautiful gypsy Maritana (silent era superstar Pola Negri) reads his cards and foretells poverty, a wedding with a masked bride, prison and a duel. All that and more ensues, as the would-be lovers brave obstacles that include a runaway horse, the lecherous king of Spain and a firing squad. With spirited direction by Herbert Brenon, glowing cinematography by James Wong Howe and a stellar cast that includes Wallace Beery and Adolph Menjou, THE SPANISH DANCER is thrilling and absolutely delightful. (Note adapted from Kino Lorber.) DIR/PROD Herbert Brenon; SCR Beulah Marie Dix, June Mathis, from the play "Don César de Bazan" by Adolphe Philippe Dennery and Philippe François Pinel. U.S., 1923, tinted and toned b&w, 106 min. Silent with English intertitles. NOT RATED
Restored by the Eye Filmmuseum and Milestone Films.
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About Silent Movie Day
Silent Movie Day (SMD) is an annual celebration of silent movies, a vastly misunderstood and neglected cinematic art form. Founded in 2021, SMD celebrates silent motion pictures as a vital, beautiful and often overlooked part of film history, with the goal to advocate for their presentation and preservation. For more information, visit silentmovieday.org