~The Conquering Power~
1921
~Plot Synopsis~
Director Rex Ingram's The Conquering Power served as the much-anticipated reteaming of Ingram's
stars from Blood and Sand, Alice Terry (aka Mrs. Rex Ingram) and Rudolph Valentino. The latter plays an
impoverished French aristocrat who falls in love with Alice, the stepdaughter of his wicked uncle Eric
Mayne. Uncle is dead set against this romance, and to that end place insurmountable roadblocks in the
lovers' path. But Valentino, who has proven that he can make his own way in the world, eventually wins
Alice away from Mayne-but not before the old man has suffered a suitably gruesome demise. The
Conquering Power is a prettied-up adaptation of Honore de Balzac's Eugenie Grandet.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Rex Ingram

Written by:
June Mathis

Based on the story "Eugénie Grandet" by Honoré de Balzac
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~Cast~

Alice Terry ... Eugenie Grandet
Rudolph Valentino ... Charles Grandet
Ralph Lewis ... Pere Grandet
Carrie Daumery ... Mere Grandet (as Edna Demaurey)
Bridgetta Clark ... Madame des Grassins
Mark Fenton ... Monsieur des Grassins
Ward Wing ... Adolphe des Grassins
Eric Mayne ... Victor Grandet
Edward Connelly ... Notary Cruchot
George Atkinson ... Bonfons Cruchot
Willard Lee Hall ... Abbé Cruchot
Mary Hearn ... Nanon
Eugene Pouyet ... Cornoiller
Andrée Tourneur ... Annette
C.E. Collins ... Ghost of Gold (uncredited)
Louise Emmons ... Washerwoman (uncredited)
John George ... Villager (uncredited)
Rolfe Sedan ... Annette's Suitor (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Production & Released by: Metro Pictures Corporation

Producer: Rex Ingram
Cinematography by: John F. Seitz
Technical Directors: Ralph Barton & Amos Myers

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 89 Minutes
Released: July 8, 1921