Eternal Love


1929

Film Details

Release Date
May 11, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Feature Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Der König der Bernina, Roman aus dem Schweizerischen Hochgebirge by Jakob Christoph Heer (Stuttgart, 1928).

Technical Specs

Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,515ft (9 reels)

Synopsis

Ordered by an invading army to surrender their firearms, the liberty-loving mountaineers of a Swiss village capitulate only through the efforts of their pastor. Marcus Paltram, however, a reckless hunter, defies the order. Though loved by Ciglia, who is also sought by Lorenz Gruber, Marcus is obsessively adored by Pia, a wild mountain girl, who hates Ciglia and awaits an opportunity to separate her from Marcus. At a masquerade party in the village inn, Ciglia invites him home in a drunken state; Pia, in disguise, follows and makes him a victim of her wiles. Later, when Pia's mother demands that justice be done to her daughter, Marcus disconsolately marries her, while Ciglia and Gruber soon marry. During a storm, Marcus is endangered, and Pia persuades the villagers to go on a rescue expedition. Infuriated by his wife's continuing love for Marcus, Gruber offers Marcus a bribe to leave the village. Marcus spurns the proposition and is forced to shoot Gruber in self-defense. Accused of murder, Marcus flees into the mountains with Ciglia. Resolving never again to be separated, they walk into the path of an avalanche.

Film Details

Release Date
May 11, 1929
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Feature Productions
Distribution Company
United Artists
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Der König der Bernina, Roman aus dem Schweizerischen Hochgebirge by Jakob Christoph Heer (Stuttgart, 1928).

Technical Specs

Sound
Mono (MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects), Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
6,515ft (9 reels)

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