Leoni Leo (Star Film Factory and Film Trading Co., 1917)

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Leoni Leo

Movie Week, issue 27, 1917

(Courtesy of https://www.hangosfilm.hu/)

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Set in Venice, George Sand’s novel is a tale of the madness of love. Subtitled The Life of an Armenian Adventurer, the film changes the setting to Brussels. Lugosi plays the “crude, noble bandit” Baron Leone Leo, the leader of an international group of roguish  gentleman known as the Ten. As Juliette, the beautiful daughter of the richest jeweler in Brussel, Annie Góth falls in love with Leone unaware that he only desires her family’s money. 

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Production company: Star Filmgyár és Filmkereskedelmi Rt.

                                            (Star Film Factory and Film Trading Co.)

Producers: Richard Geiger and Tibor Rákosi

Director: Alfréd Deésy

Screenplay: József Pakóts. Based on the novel Leone Leoni by George Sand

Set Designer: Sironthai Lhotka István

Previewed August 1917

Cast:

Béla Lugosi (under the name of Arisztid Olt) – Leoni Leo

Annie Góth – Juliette

Gyula Fehér (under the name of Róbert Fiáth) – The Marquis of Lorenzo

Lajos Gellért (under the name of  Viktor Kurd) – Robert

Lilla Bársony – Princess Zagarolo

Marel Rolla – Carmen

Gusztáv Turán – Mario

József Földváry (under the name of Norbert Dán)

Richard Kornay

Lóth Ila

Klara Pet

 

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