The Affairs of Anatol
|The Affairs of Anatol|
|Directed by||Cecil B. DeMille (uncredited)|
|Produced by||Cecil B. DeMille|
|Written by||Arthur Schnitzler|
by Arthur Schnitzler
|Editing by||Anne Bauchens|
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Running time||117 minutes|
Socialite Anatol Spencer (Wallace Reid), finding his relationship with his wife (Gloria Swanson) lackluster, goes in search of excitement. After bumping into old flame Emilie (Wanda Hawley), he lets an apartment for her only to find that she cheats on him. He is subsequently robbed, conned, and booted from pillar to post. He decides to return to his wife and discovers her carousing with his best friend Max (Elliott Dexter).
- Wallace Reid as Anatol DeWitt Spencer
- Gloria Swanson as Vivian Spencer (Anatol's wife)
- Wanda Hawley as Emilie Dixon
- Theodore Roberts as Gordon Bronson
- Elliott Dexter as Max Runyon
- Theodore Kosloff as Mr. Nazzer Singh (Hindu hypnotist)
- Agnes Ayres as Annie Elliott
- Monte Blue as Abner Elliott
- Bebe Daniels as Satan Synne
The screenplay was based on a one act play called Anatol written by Arthur Schnitzler in 1893 and translated into English by Harley Granville-Barker. The play opened in New York City on 14 October 1912 with John Barrymore in the title role, and ran for 72 performances.2
A print of the film still exists.3 Film Preservation Associates copyrighted a version of the film in 1999 with a musical score composed and performed by Brian Benison. The film was later produced for VHS by David Shepard of FPA with a runtime of 117 minutes, and subsequently issued as a DVD.
- Birchard, Robert S. (2004). Cecil B. DeMille's Hollywood. University Press of Kentucky. p. 162. ISBN 0-813-12324-0.
- The Affairs of Anatol as produced on Broadway, at the Little Theatre, October 14, 1912 to Dec. 1912, 72 performances; IBDb.com
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Affairs of Anatol". Silent Era. Retrieved 2008-06-21.
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