Sunday, September 9, 2012

Cinematic: Bardelys the Magnificent



Long thought to be lost, this MGM historical drama based on a novel by Rafael Sabatini was directed by King Vidor and stars John Gilbert. An incomplete print with French intertitles was recovered in France in 2006 by Lobster Films, Paris, and a reconstruction was completed in 2008. Missing footage has been bridged by stills, intertitles and footage from the original theatrical trailer. - Silent Era
Perhaps the greatest cape-and-sword movie you've never seen.

2 comments:

  1. The editing and effects in this are amazing!

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    1. Yeah, it blows me away every time I watch it.

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