The Eagle (1925)

Unrated   |    |  Action, Adventure, Comedy

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A wanted Russian lieutenant becomes a masked vigilante seeking vengeance upon the man who stole his family's land, only to fall for his charming daughter.


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19 August 2006 | MartinHafer
| Much better than average Valentino flick
During the last six months or so, I have seen at least a dozen of Valentino's films--probably more. And apart from THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF THE APOCALPSE, this is probably his best film among them. Unlike THE SHEIK and SON OF THE SHEIK, this film seemed to have aged pretty well and I enjoyed the film immensely. In so many ways, the film made Valentino seem less like a prissy male lead, but a more Errol Flynn or Douglas Fairbanks-like character--handsome but rugged and manly. He played a character much like Robin Hood, but instead of stealing from the rich, he and his band of kin attacked the forces of an evil Russian family that has stripped them of their land and fortune and he nicknames himself "The Eagle". And, while Valentino had every reason to want to kill the patriarch of this clan, not unexpectedly for a Valentino film, the evil man has a sweet and beautiful daughter--who is destined to fall the Eagle. All-in-all, a nice blending of romance, adventure and sentiment into a timeless movie that is still very watchable today. Good stuff.

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This film is one of over 200 titles in the list of independent feature films made available for television presentation by Advance Television Pictures announced in Motion Picture Herald 4 April 1942. At this time, television broadcasting was in its infancy, almost totally curtailed by the advent of World War II, and would not continue to develop until 1945-1946. Because of poor documentation (feature films were often not identified by title in conventional sources) no record has yet been found of its initial television broadcast. Its earliest documented telecast was Sunday 12 September 1948 on freshly launched WJZ (Channel 7), New York City. This airing proved to be so popular that WJZ soon afterwards inaugurated a series of silent film features that eventually totaled over 20 more titles over the next 12 months. In Chicago, on Friday 22 October 1948, it was the first feature to be aired on freshly launched WENR (Channel 7).


Vladimir Dubrovsky: The Black Eagle does not war against women. My lady, you are as free as you are beautiful - and that is, very very free!


The story is set during the reign of Catherine the Great, who died in 1796, but the clothing styles are much closer to those worn in the early 19th century. And at one point Vladimir lights a candle with a friction match, which weren't invented until 1826.

Alternate Versions

Killiam Shows, Inc. copyrighted a restored, tinted and scored version in 1971, currently available on video with running time of 72 minutes. The restoration was done by Karl Malkames and the theater organ score was by Lee Irwin.


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Action | Adventure | Comedy | Drama | History | Romance


Release Date:

8 November 1925


None, English

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