~Two Lovers~
1928
~Vilma Banky & Ronald Colman~
~Plot Synopsis~
Another of Goldwyn's successful pairings of Ronald Colman and Vilma Banky, Two Lovers was the last of
their co-starring assignments. Set during the 16th-century Spanish occupation of Flanders, the story
concentrates on the fiercely patriotic Mark Van Ryke (Colman). Donning the guise of "Leatherface," a
swashbuckling masked avenger, Van Ryke performs his derring-do on behalf of the Prince of Orange
(Nigel de Brulier). Naturally, Van Ruke considers beautiful Spanish aristocrat Donna Leonora de Vargas
(Vilma Banky) to be a bitter enemy, and the feeling is mutual. To no one's surprise, however, Van Ryke
and Donna Leonara eventually fall in love (hence the title). The pulse-pounding climax finds Van Ryke
riding hell-for-leather through a rainstorm to warn the Flemish troops about the Spaniards' plans to burn
the city of Ghent to the ground. Two Lovers was based on Madame Orczy's novel Leatherface, and
adapted for the screen by Alice Duer Miller.

Plot Synopsis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Fred Niblo

Written by:
John Colton - titles
Alice D.G. Miller - adaptation

Based on the novel "Leatherface: A Tale of Old Flanders," by Baroness
Emmuska Orczy
~Cast~


Ronald Colman ...  Mark Van Rycke
Vilma Bánky ...  Donna Leonora de Vargas
Noah Beery ...  The Duke of Azar
Nigel De Brulier ...  The Prince of Orange
Virginia Bradford ...  Grete
Helen Jerome Eddy ...  Inez
Eugenie Besserer ...  Madame Van Rycke
Paul Lukas ...  Don Ramon de Linea
Fred Esmelton ...  Meinherr Van Rycke, the Bailiff of Ghent
Harry Allen ...  Jean
Marcella Daly ...  Marda
Scotty Mattraw ...  Dandermonde Innkeeper
Lydia Yeamans Titus ...  Innkeeper's Wife
Lon Poff ...  Undetermined Role (uncredited)
~Vilma Banky & Ronald Colman~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: The Samuel Goldwyn Company

Released by: United Artists

Producer: Samuel Goldwyn
Music by: Hugo Riesenfeld
Cinematography by: George Barnes
Film Editing by: Viola Lawrence
Art Direction by: Carl Oscar Borg          
Assistant Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Still Photographer: Kenneth Alexander
Assistant Conductor: Josef A. Pasternack
Conductor: Hugo Riesenfeld

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 98 Minutes
Released: March 23, 1928

Filmed at:
Samuel Goldwyn Studios - 7200 Santa Monica Boulevard, West Hollywood, California, USA