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The Affairs of Anatol (1921) was a Silent Films - Comedy Film directed by Cecil B. DeMille and produced by Cecil B. DeMille.

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Gloria Swanson "The Affairs of Anatol" (1921)

By Silentfilmfanatic on Mar 22, 2010 From Noir and Chick Flicks

"The Affairs of Anatol" (1921) is a silent romantic comedy starring Gloria Swanson, Wallace Reid, and Bebe Daniels. Directed by Cecil B. DeMille, this film is about a rich husband Anatol Spencer, played by Wallace Reid, a quixotic young man who is susceptible to young and beautiful damsels in distre... Read full article


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Anatol Spencer: Let me take you away from all this rotten, hypocritical crowd! Let's go to some clean, sweet place in the Country where people are honest and decent - and find ourselves again!
Vivian Spencer: I'll go with you to the country, Tony, if I can be sure there'll be milk - but no *milk-maids*!


Anatol Spencer: Let's not kiss any more, dear, until after breakfast.


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Arthur Schnitzler's original one-act play, "Anatol," was written in 1893. Harley Granville-Barker's English adaptation opened in New York City on 14 October 1912 with John Barrymore in the title role, and it lasted 72 performances.
Gloria Swansonadmitted in an interview decades later that Wallace Reid's drug addiction scared her while they were making this film, and she avoided socializing with him because of it.
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