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Director [[Performer~P95458~Rex Ingram~rexingram]]'s The Conquering Power served as the much-anticipated reteaming of [[Performer~P95458~Ingram~rexingram]]'s stars from [[Feature~V6088~Blood and Sand~bloodandsand]], Alice Terry (aka Mrs. [[Performer~P95458~Rex Ingram~rexingram]]) and [[Performer~P72650~Rudolph Valentino~rudolphvalentino]]. The latter plays an impoverished French aristocrat who falls in love with Alice, the stepdaughter of his wicked uncle [[Performer~P46738~Eric Mayne~ericmayne]]. Uncle is dead set against this romance, and to that end place insurmountable roadblocks in the lovers' path. But [[Performer~P72650~Valentino~rudolphvalentino]], who has proven that he can make his own way in the world, eventually wins Alice away from [[Performer~P46738~Mayne~ericmayne]]-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. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

Rudolph Valentino
as Charles Grandet
Eric Mayne
as Victor Grander
Ralph Lewis
as Pere Grander
Edward Connelly
as Notary Cruchot
George Atkinson
as His Son
Mark Fenton
as Mons. des Grossins
Bridgetta Clark
as His Wife

Crew

Rex Ingram
Director
Rex Ingram
Producer
June Mathis
Screenwriter
John F. Seitz
Cinematographer
June Mathis
Singer
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