Romola (1924)

STARRING:
Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish
DIRECTED BY:
Henry King
GENRE:
Drama
Lillian and Dorothy Gish, William Powell, and Ronald Colman star in this romantic tale set in Renaissance Florence. Lillian Gish plays the title character, a good-hearted young woman who finds herself marrying a cruel chief magistrate (Powell). Director Henry King, a two-time Oscar nominee who would go on to direct such favorites as Love is a Many Splendored Thing and The Sun Also Rises, added to the film’s realism by using Italian locations, including Rome and Florence. (BW)