Romola (film)

Romola is a 1924 American drama film directed by Henry King and shot on location in Italy.[1] The film stars Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell and Ronald Colman, and is based on the George Eliot novel of the same name. A copy of the film survives at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[2]

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Directed byHenry King
Produced byHenry King
Written byGeorge Eliot
Will M. Ritchey
Jules Furthman
Don Bartlett
StarringLillian Gish
Dorothy Gish
William Powell
Ronald Colman
Bonaventura Ibáñez
Music byLouis F. Gottschalk
CinematographyRoy F. Overbaugh
William Schurr
Edited byW. Duncan Mansfield
Distributed byMetro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release date
  • December 6, 1924 (1924-12-06)
Running time
120 minutes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

This was the second film in which Henry King directed Lillian Gish and Ronald Colman for Inspiration Films, an independent production company which chiefly consisted of King, Charles Duell, and stars Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess.


In Renaissance Florence, a Florentine trader meets a shipwrecked stranger, who introduces himself as Tito Melema, a young Italianate-Greek scholar. Tito becomes acquainted with several other Florentines, including Nello the barber and a young girl named Tessa. He is also introduced to a blind scholar named Bardo de' Bardi, and his daughter Romola. As Tito becomes settled in Florence, assisting Bardo with classical studies, he falls in love with Romola.


See also


  1. "Progressive Silent Film List: Romola". Silent Era. Retrieved June 26, 2010.
  2. "Romola". UCLA. Retrieved November 26, 2012.
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