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Title:
Eternal love
Author:
Lubitsch, Ernst, 1892-1947.
Edition:
[DVD version].
Publication Information:
Chatsworth, CA : Image Entertainment [distributor], [2001]

©2001
Physical Description:
1 videodisc (71 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Summary:
"During the War of 1806, French soldiers occupy a Swiss hamlet and order the villagers to surrender their rifles. Everyone but Marcus, a hunter in the mountains, complies. Marcus and Ciglia, the minister's niece, are deeply in love. But Pia, a wild mountain girl, vows to win him for herself."--Container.
General Note:
Adaped from König der Bernina / by J.C. Heer.

"A Milestone Film release ; The Mary Pickford Foundation ; UCLA Film and Television Archive."

Originally produced as a motion picture in 1929.

"Filmed on location in the Canadian Rockies"--Container.

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Language:
English
Geographic Term:
UPC:
014381919820
Format :
DVD

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Eternal Love was the last silent film of star John Barrymore and director Ernst Lubitsch; thereafter, both men would concentrate exclusively on talkies. Based on Der Konig der Bernina, a novel by Jakob Christopher Beer, the story is set in the Swiss Alps in 1812. Both forced into loveless marriages, sweethearts Marcus (John Barrymore) and Ciglia (Camilla Horn) continue to carry on a clandestine romance. When Marcus is falsely accused of murdering Ciglia's husband, the two lovers escape into the Alps, with the angry villagers close at their heels. With no other recourse, Marcus and Ciglia elect to commit suicide, walking hand in hand into the path of an avalanche. Filmed on location in the Canadian Rockies, Eternal Love was a most uncharacteristic venture into doom-and-gloom for director Lubitsch, who was never quite so dour again. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi