Three Weeks (film)

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Three Weeks
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Three Weeks poster.
Directed by Alan Crosland
Produced by Samuel Goldwyn
Written by Carey Wilson
Starring
Cinematography John J. Mescall
Distributed by Goldwyn Pictures
Release date
  • February 10, 1924 (1924-02-10)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent (English intertitles)
Budget$314,728.05 [1]
Box office$477,553.28 [1]

Three Weeks is a 1924 American drama film directed by Alan Crosland. The movie is based on the novel of the same name by Elinor Glyn. Formerly a lost film, FIAF database indicates a print is preserved by Russia's Gosfilmofond. [2] [3]

Contents

The novel had previously been made into a film in 1914  [ it ], directed by Perry N. Vekroff and starring Madlaine Traverse and George C. Pearce. [4]

Plot

The Queen of Sardalia is in a bad marriage with the brutal King Constantine II. She decides to get away from her normal life for a period and goes on vacation to Switzerland. There, she meets Paul Verdayne. They have an affair, which lasts for three weeks. [5]

Cast

Reception

According to contemporary records, the film made a profit of $162,825.23. Glyn was entitled to 40% of the profits and earned $65,130. [1]

Preservation status

The film is stated surviving in a copy at the Gosfilmofond archive, Moscow. [6]

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References

  1. 1 2 3 "The Novelist as Hollywood Star: Author Royalties and Studio Income in the 1920s" by Vincent L. Barnett, Film History, Vol. 20, No. 3, Studio Systems (2008), pp. 281–293
  2. Three Weeks at silentera.com
  3. The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Progressive Silent Film List: Three Weeks
  4. Internet Movie Database Overview of the 1914 version
  5. New York Times Overview (plot)
  6. The Library of Congress/FIAF American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: Three Weeks