The Affairs of Anatol

The Affairs of Anatol

Director: Cecil B. DeMille Cast: Wallace Reid, Gloria Swanson, Elliott Dexter

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Cecil B. DeMille's much-maligned cinemadaptation of Arthur Schnitzler's The Affairs of Anatol holds up better than its reputation suggests. Wallace Reid stars as New York socialite Anatol DeWitt Spencer, who after only a few day's marriage has become bored with his new bride Vivian (Gloria Swanson). In search of new romantic vistas, Anatole takes up his old flame Emilie (Wanda Hawley), who repays the "favor" by two-timing him. Briefly returning to his wife, Anatole attempts another extramarital adventure with Annie Elliot (Agnes Ayres), whose tear-stained tales of a tragic life are but a subterfuge to disguise her larcenous streak. Finally, Anatole dallies with Satan Synne (Bebe Daniels), "the wickedest woman in New York"-who turns out to be a virtuous housewife, hoping to raise money for her seriously ill husband. At long last, Anatole decides that he's better off with Vivian, who by now has grown tired of him. In reviewing The Affairs of Anatol, Photoplay magazine said laconically "Cecil B. DeMille, not Arthur Schnitzler. We leave it to you which gentleman has pleased our public more."

Product Details

Release Date: 09/10/2019
UPC: 0191091430927
Original Release: 1921
Rating: NR
Source: Film Detective
Region Code: 0
Presentation: [B&W]
Sound: [Dolby Digital Surround EX]
Time: 1:57:00
Sales rank: 33,750

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Wallace Reid Anatol De Witt Spencer
Gloria Swanson Vivian, His Wife
Elliott Dexter Max Runyon
Alma Bennett Chorus Girl
Bill Boyd Guest
Fred Huntley Stage Manager
Patsy Ruth Miller The Spencer Maid
Bebe Daniels Satan Synne
Monte Blue Amber Elliot
Wanda Hawley Emilie Dixon
Theodore Roberts Gordon Bronson
Agnes Ayres Annie Elliott
Theodore Kosloff Nazzer Singh
Polly Moran Orchestra Leader
Raymond Hatton Hoffmeier
Julia Faye Tibra
Charles Ogle Dr. Bowles
Winter Hall Dr. Johnson
Guy Oliver The Spencer Butler
Lucien Littlefield The Spencer Valet
Zelma Maja Nurse
Shannon Day Chorus Girl
Elinor Glyn Bridge Player
Lady Parker Bridge Player

Technical Credits
Cecil B. DeMille Director,Producer
Anne Bauchens Editor
Beulah Marie Dix Screenwriter
Elmer Harris Screenwriter
Jeannie Macpherson Screenwriter
Lorna Moon Screenwriter
Karl Struss Cinematographer
Alvin Wyckoff Cinematographer

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Disc #1 -- The Affairs of Anatol
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