Stars: Emmy Lynn, Firmin Gémier and Armand Tallier Director: Abel Gance Runtime: 54 Minutes Language: English subtitles - music score Color: Black and White Format: DVD-R Rating: NR Price: $16.95
The Torture of Silence (a.k.a. Mater dolorosa) (1917)
Directed and Written by Abel Gance
Cast Emmy Lynn ... Martha Courand Firmin Gémier ... Dr. Edward Courand Armand Tallier ... Claude Gallatin Anthony Gildès ... Jean Paul Vermoyal Gaston Modot Antonin Carène
Abel Gance’s intense melodrama about the despair born of silence and secrets.
Feeling neglected by her husband, the busy Dr. Edward Courand, Martha Courand sends a heart-felt and pleading love letter to their friend Claude Gallatin. A letter that will set off unforseen tragedies and prompt a lifetime of torturous secrets.