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The Eagle [1925]

Director:Clarence Brown
Writer:Hanns Kršly
Composer:Michael Hoffman [II]
Length:91 minutes
(1 hour 31 minutes)
MPAA Rating:UR
Sorting Category:Drama
IMDB Rating:7.6/10
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A Russian lieutenant flees from the advances of his Czarina and dons a mask to seek reparations to an injustice done to his family.

Reaction: Enjoyable. But be aware that this is a silent movie. If that's not to your taste, you may not fully enjoy this one.

Personal Rating: 7/10

Select Cast and Crew
Clarence Brown => Director
Hanns Kršly => Writer
Michael Hoffman [II] => Composer
Alexander Pushkin => Novel "Dubrovsky"
Albert Conti => Captain Kuschka
Carrie Clark Ward => Aunt Aurelia
Eric Mayne => Official Asking for Signature (uncredited)
Gary Cooper => Masked Cossack (uncredited)
George Nichols => Judge
Gustav von Seyffertitz => Court Servant at Dinner (uncredited)
James A. Marcus => Kyrilla Troekouroff (as James Marcus)
Jean De Briac => Minor Role (uncredited)
Louise Dresser => The Czarina, Catherine II
Mack Swain => Innkeeper (uncredited)
Mario Carillo => Marcel Le Blanc, French Tutor (uncredited)
Michael Pleschkoff => Capt. Kuschka of the Cossack Guard
Otto Hoffman => Man Whose Purse is Stolen (uncredited)
Rudolph Valentino => Lt. Vladimir Dubrovsky / Marcel Le Blanc / The Black Eagle
Russell Simpson => The Eagle's Lieutenant / Coach Driver (uncredited)
Spottiswoode Aitken => Dubrovsky's Father (uncredited)
Vilma BŠnky => Miss Mascha Troekouroff (as Vilma Banky)

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • The film was originally titled The Black Eagle, but was changed when it was discovered that Douglas Fairbanks was producing the similarly-titled The Black Pirate.
  • In the scene where the camera moves along the banquet table, the table used had to be specially designed to move apart so that the camera could travel backward.