Swan
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The 1925 silent feature The Swan was the first of three film versions of Ferenc Molnar's play. The original plot was followed to the letter in all three productions: A beautiful young princess of a mythical country, promised in marriage to a much-older prince, falls in love with her handsome tutor. The princess' "arranged" husband-to-be, a decent sort, is obliged to court the young lady, who eventually--and tearfully--sends her beloved tutor on his way. Frances Howard, later the wife of producer Samuel Goldwyn, stars in the first version while Adolphe Menjou is seen as her… More