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The Conquering Power (1921)

The Conquering Power (1921)

The Conquering Power

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Director Rex Ingram's The Conquering Power served as the much-anticipated reteaming of Ingram's stars from Blood and Sand, Alice Terry (aka Mrs. Rex Ingram) and Rudolph Valentino. The latter plays an impoverished French aristocrat who falls in love with Alice, the stepdaughter of his wicked uncle Eric Mayne. Uncle is dead set against this romance, and to that end place insurmountable roadblocks in the lovers' path. But Valentino, who has proven that he can make his own way in the world, eventually wins Alice away from Mayne-but not before the old man has suffered a suitably gruesome demise. The Conquering Power is a prettied-up adaptation of Honore de Balzac's Eugenie Grandet.more
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Romance, Classics
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Written By: June Mathis
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MGM

Cast

Alice Terry
as Eugenie
Eric Mayne
as Victor
Mark Fenton
as Mons. des Grossins
Ward Wing
as Adolph
Eugene Pouyet
as Comoiller
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All Critics (3) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | November 11, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | November 11, 2006
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

The melodrama is outdated, the romance is corny and the acting is ham-fisted, but it's Valentino.

Full Review… | June 6, 2006
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