A Sainted Devil

A Sainted Devil is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Joseph Henabery and starring Rudolph Valentino. The film was produced by Adolph Zukor and Jesse Lasky.[1][2]

A Sainted Devil
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Theatrical poster
Directed byJoseph Henabery
Written byForrest Halsey (adaptation)
Based on"Rope's End"
by Rex Beach
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Adolph Zukor
StarringRudolph Valentino
CinematographyHarry Fischbeck
Production
company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • November 17, 1924 (1924-11-17) (United States)
Running time
90 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

PlotEdit

As described in a review in a film magazine,[3] in accordance with custom, Castro arranges the marriage of his son, Don Alonzo (Valentino), with Julietta (Helena D'Algy), the daughter of a proud Spanish family, and she comes to the South American state for the wedding. Carlotta (Naldi), daughter of the major domo, is jealous and with her father arranges with a bandit, El Tigre (Siegmann), who loots the estate on the Don's wedding night and kidnaps Julietta. The Don goes to her rescue, but believes she is unfaithful when he sees El Tigre embracing Carlotta, who is wearing Julietta's mantilla. The Don becomes disgusted with women and seeks to become revenged on El Tigre. Julietta and Carmelita (Lagrange), a dancer, escape and Julietta goes to a convent. Finally the Don meets El Tigre and his friend, Don Luis (Antonio D'Algy), stabs him in a fight. Carmelita, who loves the Don, hides the truth, but eventually takes him to Carmelita and they begin life anew together.

CastEdit

ReceptionEdit

A Sainted Devil was not very well received by Photoplay, saying the film "lacks force, as well as the charm of Monsieur Beaucaire. There are several reasons. Rex Beach's romance has been clumsily told and Rudy himself isn't real in his stressed emotional moments," concluding with "the story gets involved in inessentials and misses anything like a big sensation."[4]

PreservationEdit

With no prints of A Sainted Devil located in any film archives,[5] it is a lost film.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: A Sainted Devil". silentera.com. Retrieved July 7, 2008.
  2. ^ The AFI Catalog of Feature Films: A Sainted Devil
  3. ^ Sewell, Charles S. (December 6, 1924). "A Sainted Devil; Argentine Again Furnishes Locale for Valentino Film That Should Prove a Winner". The Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Co. 71 (6): 548. Retrieved June 24, 2021.
  4. ^ "The Shadow Stage". Photoplay. New York: Photoplay Publishing Company. February 1925. Retrieved August 21, 2015.
  5. ^ The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: A Sainted Devil

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