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The Eagle (1925)

US 80m, B&W, Silent
Director: Clarence Brown; Cast: Rudolph Valentino, Vilma Bánky, Louise Dresser, Albert Conti, James A. Marcus

the eagleThe Eagle is romantic melodrama about Vladimir Dubrovsky, a lieutenant in the Russian army who becomes a wanted man after rejecting Czarina Catherine’s sexual advances. A wanted fugitive, Dubrovsky becomes a Zorro-like character, donning a black mask and seeking revenge against an unscrupulous landowner who cheated his father. A playful film with comedic elements, the masked man successfully plays a cat and mouse game with the landowner’s daughter and they fall in love. Though it looks as if happiness is out of reach for the young couple when soldiers catch-up with them, a twist ending sends everyone home happy (Klaus Ming December 2015).

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2 comments on “The Eagle (1925)

  1. TSorensen
    12/29/2015

    I definitely recognize the need for a Valentino movie on the List, I just wish it had been The Sheik instead. It may not be better than The Eagle, but it is more iconic.

    • Klaus
      12/29/2015

      From what i’ve read, The Eagle does seem like an odd choice. Though since The Eagle is the only Valentino movie i’ve seen is its entirety – I can’t say much more – than i’m looking forward to seeing others.

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