La Roue (La Rose du rail) (The Wheel) (1923)

La Roue (La Rose du rail) (The Wheel)

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Sisif (Severin-Mars) is the kindly railroad engineer who adopts the orphan girl Norma (Ivy Close). He raises her as his own along with his son Elie (Pierre Magnier). When they are grown, Elie and Herson (Gabriele de Gravvone) are compelled to fight to the death on a mountain top over the love of Norma. Elie dies when he falls after losing his grip on a tree branch, and Norma is turned out by Sisif who blames her for the death of his only son. She marries Herson but is left a widow within the … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Art House & International, Classics
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On DVD: Aug 4, 2009
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Critic Reviews for La Roue (La Rose du rail) (The Wheel)

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This 1923 family tragedy from the director of Napoleon dates badly today: the restored four-and-a-half-hour print is often agonizing to sit through.

Full Review… | February 26, 2013
TV Guide's Movie Guide

Gance took this moldy, soapy story about a railroad man who adopts a young orphan girl and turned into a sprawling, half-mad, 4-1/2 hour masterpiece.

Full Review… | October 3, 2008
Combustible Celluloid

Gance's command of cinematic vocabulary is simply breathtaking...required viewing for anyone who cares about the development of movies as a form of communication.

Full Review… | May 18, 2008
Antagony & Ecstasy

[Abel Gance] is a master conductor who plays scenes like symphonies of feelings...

Full Review… | May 9, 2008
Seanax.com

A tragic melodrama of tortured love.

Full Review… | May 7, 2008
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