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The Wheel

Directed by Abel Gance
1923    6h 58m    Not Rated
7.580%76%
Sisif, a railwayman, and his son Elie fall in love with the beautiful Norma (who Sisif rescued from a train crash when a baby and raised as his daughter), with tragic results. Originally running nine hours, this epic tragedy is notable for the way it foreshadows Gance's later 'Napoleon' in its use of innovative cinematic devices, particularly rapid cutting.
Cast of The Wheel
  • Séverin-MarsSisif
  • Ivy CloseNorma
  • Gabriel de GravoneElie
  • Pierre MagnierJacques de Hersan
  • Max MaxudianLe minéralogiste Kalatikascopoulos
  • Georges TérofMachefer
  • Gil ClaryDalilah
  • Abel GanceSelf
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