by Dudley MURPHY
1922 / 35mm / tinted b&w / sound / 1S / 6' 49

Restored 2005 with vintage recording

Co-makers: Adolph Bolm, Francis Bruguière
Featuring Adolph Bolm, Ruth Page, Olin Howland

“Murphy’s conception of a cinematic visual symphony is furthered with this short dance film conceived by dancer Adolph Bolm. Murphy makes original contributions with his depiction of the devil via superimposition and extensive use of animation to begin the film. The mood is enhanced by Francis Bruguière’s dramatic lighting effects.” —Bruce Posner

Conception, Dance: Adolph Bolm
Direction: Dudley Murphy
Lighting: Francis Bruguière
Music by Camille Saint-Säens

George Eastman House International Museum of Photography and Film
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1893-1941


distribution format Digital file on server (HD)
version restored version
notes Music by Camille Saint-Säens
screen 4/3 (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound sound
rental fee 35,00 €