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South West Silents | The Eagle (1925)

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Limited spaces available to enable social distancing.
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Based on the novel “Dubrovsky” by Alexander Pushkin the great silent-era sex symbol Rudolph Valentino departs from his onscreen persona of a Latin lover and delivers one of the most nuanced and powerful performances of his career.

In this epic romance set in 18th-century Russia, directed by Clarence Brown (The Last of the Mohicans, Flesh and the Devil, Anna Karenina) Valentino stars as Vladimir Dubrovsky; a lieutenant in the Imperial Guard who becomes a fugitive after he rejects the amorous attentions of the Czarina Catherine II (Louise Dresser).

Returning to the land of his father, Dubrovsky becomes a masked defender of justice known as ‘The Black Eagle’, and swears vengeance upon a nobleman (James A. Marcus) who has been victimizing the poor and weak. A character which was inspired by Douglas Fairbanks’ The Mark of Zorro (1920).

Live piano accompaniment by John Sweeney with new restoration by Lobster Films, Paris.

Director: Clarance Brown

Starring: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Banky, Louise Dresser, James A. Marcus

USA / PG / 68 mins

This event will take place in our auditorium. Places will be limited, seating will be distanced, and face coverings must be worn to limit the risk of spreading Covid-19. Please contact Arnolfini with any queries about our Covid security measures.

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