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Trilby (Silent)

Maurice Tourneur's classic silent tale of Svengali, the mad hypnotist and his beautiful victim.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: March 31, 2009
  • Originally Released: 1915
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
  • Audio:
    • (unspecified) English

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Entertainment Reviews:

Excellent visual style partly redeems unappetizing horror plot. Full Review
Classic Film and Television
May 14, 2017

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Trilby O'Farrell poses nude for starving artists in the Latin Quarter of Paris, until she crosses paths with the dark genius, Svengali. Using hypnosis, he bends the young woman's will, transforming her from a common party girl into a brilliant singer. Kidnapping Trilby, the diabolical fiend travels the continent with her, reaping fame and fortune for himself at the cost of the poor girl's soul. As long as Svengali lives, Trilby will be a mindless marionette with a beautiful voice and a vacant stare. A chance encounter at a command performance offers the girl one slim chance to escape from Svengali's evil clutches.

This compelling and stylish silent classic, based on the novel by artist George du Maurier, was brought to the screen by gifted director Maurice Tourneur (Treasure Island - 1920, Last of the Mohicans - 1920, The Mysterious Island - 1923.) Leading lady Clara Kimball Young, at the time the #1 box office actress, was married to James Young, a successful director who filmed his own version of du Maurier's story just seven years later.

Product Description:

The first version of the famous story by George Du Maurier about the mesmerizing Svengali and his beautiful victim. Silent.


Production Notes:

  • A silent film.
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Product Info

  • Sales Rank: 4,852
  • UPC: 089218577894
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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