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      La Bohème

      Released Mar 13, 1926 1h 41m Drama List
      Reviews 77% Audience Score 100+ Ratings Poet Rodolphe (John Gilbert) loves dying Mimi (Lillian Gish) in this non-Puccini version of the opera. Read More Read Less

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      Edmund Wilson The New Republic La Bohéme, in the film version of King Vidor, is not a production of any importance, but an agreeable enough movie romance. Lillian Gish is at her best as Mimi. Jul 14, 2021 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member The best romance movie ever made! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/26/23 Full Review Audience Member The very impressive yet very dramatic film that is the story that was used 70+ years later for moulin rogue. Lillian Gish the main heroine in this film is utterly fantastic & completely steals the show as the beautiful waif struggling with Tuberculosis. Although this film is a little but dramatic it has some tender & honest scenes that are quite touching. Gish added such a dimension as an actress her realism was so a head of her peers. Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member "Our concern for the loss of our friends is not always from a sense of their worth, but rather of our own need of them and that we have lost some who had a good opinion of us." Even though this was a silent film, the cast did a marvelous job expressing a wide range of emotions through their delicately choreographed physical movements but importantly, through their wonderfully emotional facial expressions. Lillian Gish's angelic face was so gorgeous that she was incredibly charming to behold and was so mesmerizing to watch. She absolutely ruled the screen. Her huge, puppy-dog eyes were especially expressive-- she was able to relay joy and sorrow without uttering a single word, and she didn't need to because her eyes spoke volumes. Her portrayal of Mimi was the epitome of the noble, strong heroine and was so moving that one can't help but feel for her character. I am unfamiliar with the actual story of La Boheme, so I can't speak for how accurately the film's portrayal was of the source material, but the story that they did portray in the film was just so sad and yet so enlightening. You can see how much Mimi loved her Rodolphe that she would move mountains in order to help him attain his dreams even if that meant her own destruction. How awesome is that? I absolutely adored this film, beautifully acted and wonderful story, and I look forward to seeing more film adaptations of the story as well as read the source material itself because it just seems like a very interesting tale. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member The acting is just out of this world! Very good story telling, I would totally recomend this movie to anyone! Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Audience Member interesting silent good chem between gilbert & gish Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member descent silent with gish & gilbert great combo Rated 3.5 out of 5 stars 02/25/23 Full Review Read all reviews
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      Synopsis Poet Rodolphe (John Gilbert) loves dying Mimi (Lillian Gish) in this non-Puccini version of the opera.
      Director
      King Vidor
      Producer
      King Vidor
      Screenwriter
      Fred De Gresac
      Distributor
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Production Co
      Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
      Genre
      Drama
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Mar 13, 1926, Original
      Runtime
      1h 41m