|Directed by||George D. Baker|
|Written by||George D. Baker, based on a Mabel Wagnalls story|
|Starring|| Viola Dana |
|Edited by||Grant Whytock|
|Languages|| Silent film |
Revelation is a 1924 film starring Viola Dana, Monte Blue, and Lew Cody. The film was directed and written by George D. Baker and based upon a popular novel, The Rosebud of a Thousand Years. Dana was one of the top stars of the newly amalgamated MGM, a lively comedian who enjoyed a long career that faded with the emergence of the talkies.In 1918, Metro Pictures (now called MGM) filmed Revelation again, starring Alla Nazimova and again directed by Baker.
Joline Hofer (Viola Dana) is a profligate Montmartre dancer who left her illegitimate child in a convent. Paul Granville (Monte Blue) is an American artist who becomes smitten by the dancer, and uses her for his portraits of great women. When one of Paul's paintings, of the Madonna, appears to result in a miracle, Joline's life is changed forever, as she reforms, reclaims her child, and marries the artist.
This film has been preserved by MGM.
Revelation, in religion and theology, is the act of revealing through communication with supernatural entities.
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