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Dusk to Dawn

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Dusk to Dawn
Film still with Florence Vidor and Jack Mulhall
Directed byKing Vidor
Written byFrank Howard Clark
Based on"The Shuttle Soul"
by Katherine Hill
Produced byKing Vidor
StarringFlorence Vidor
CinematographyGeorge Barnes
Distributed byAssociated Exhibitors
Release date
  • September 2, 1922 (1922-09-02)
Running time
60 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Dusk to Dawn is a 1922 American silent drama film directed by King Vidor. It is unknown whether any recording of the film survives; it may be a lost film.[1][2]

Plot

An Indian maid and American girl (both played by Florence Vidor) share a single soul which shifts between them each day when they are awake.[3]

Cast

Production

Dusk to Dawn would mark the final professional collaboration between King Vidor and Florence Vidor. By the early 1920s, Florence Vidor had emerged as a major film star in her own right and wished to pursue her career independently of her spouse. The couple divorced in 1926, and shortly thereafter Florence married violinist Jascha Heifetz [4]

Theme

Based on a novel The Shuttle Soul by Katherine Hill, the story dramatizes the far Eastern concepts of “migrating souls” advanced by Theopism popular in the United States during the 1920s. Vidor may have identified with Theophist methods of faith healing that that were compatible with his Christian Science principles, encouraging positive thinking over medical interventions.[5]

Footnotes

  1. ^ "Progressive Silent Film List: Dusk to Dawn". Silent Era. Retrieved April 9, 2009.
  2. ^ "Dusk to Dawn". American Silent Feature Film Survival Database. Retrieved January 9, 2014.
  3. ^ "The Shadow Stage". Photoplay. Chicago: Photoplay Publishing Company. 22 (6): 67. November 1922. Retrieved December 9, 2013.
  4. ^ Baxter 1976, p. 14-15, p. 18, marriage to Boardman
  5. ^ Durgnat and Simmon 1988 p. 30, p. 38

References

  • Baxter, John. 1976. King Vidor. Simon & Schuster, Inc. Monarch Film Studies. LOC Card Number 75-23544.
  • Durgnat, Raymond and Simmon, Scott. 1988. King Vidor, American. University of California Press, Berkeley. ISBN 0-520-05798-8
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