Cinema: The New Pictures Aug. 4, 1924

Tess of the d'Ubervilles. A faith- ful and accurate screen translation of Thomas Hardy's novel, produced and directed by Marshall Neilan with Mrs. Neilan (Blance Sweet) in the title-role.

The picture is no less gloomy, no less morose than the novel. But the superlatively fine acting of Blanche Sweet, the polished direction of Neilan and exquisite photography displaying English landscape at its loveliest save the production from entering the lists of sordid melodramas.

Conrad Nagel plays the part of the youth who learns of Tess's past...

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