The Swan (1925 film)

The Swan (1925) is a silent film produced by Famous Players-Lasky and distributed by Paramount Pictures.

The Swan
Directed byDimitri Buchowetzki
Produced byAdolph Zukor
Jesse L. Lasky
Written byMelville Baker (adaptation)
Dimitri Buchowetzki (scenario)
Based onplay, The Swan, by Ferenc Molnar
CinematographyAlvin Wyckoff
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
February 16, 1925
Running time
6 reels
(5,889 feet)
CountryUnited States
English intertitles

Production background

The film is based on Melville Baker's 1923 Broadway play adaptation, The Swan, of Ferenc Molnar's play A Hattyu Vigjatek Harom Felvonasbarn.

This film was directed by Dimitri Buchowetzki, a recent Russian immigrant working for Famous Players-Lasky. Buchowetzki had directed pictures in Russia, Sweden, and Germany. The story of this film was remade in 1930 as One Romantic Night, an early talkie for Lillian Gish, and in Technicolor as a 1956 vehicle for Grace Kelly.


Preservation status

This silent version survives and can be found on home video and DVD.[1][2]


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