Romola Information

Romola is a 1924 American drama film directed by Henry King and shot on location in Italy. The film stars Lillian Gish, Dorothy Gish, William Powell and Ronald Colman, and is based on the George Eliot novel of the same name. A copy of the film survives at the UCLA Film and Television Archive.

This was the second film in which Henry King directed Lillian Gish and Ronald Colman for Inspiration Films, an independent production company which chiefly consisted of King, Charles Duell, and stars Lillian Gish and Richard Barthelmess.


In Renaissance Florence, a Florentine trader meets a shipwrecked stranger, who introduces himself as Tito Melema, a young Italianate-Greek scholar. Tito becomes acquainted with several other Florentines, including Nello the barber and a young girl named Tessa. He is also introduced to a blind scholar named Bardo de' Bardi, and his daughter Romola. As Tito becomes settled in Florence, assisting Bardo with classical studies, he falls in love with Romola.


  • Lillian Gish as Romola
  • Dorothy Gish as Tessa
  • William Powell as Tito Melema (as William H. Powell)
  • Ronald Colman as Carlo Bucellini
  • Charles Lane as Baldassar Calvo (*Charles Willis Lane)
  • Herbert Grimwood as Savonarola
  • Bonaventura Ibez as Bardo Bardi
  • Frank Puglia as Adolfo Spini
  • Amelia Summerville as Brigida
  • Tina Ceccaci Renaldi as Monna Ghita
  • Eduilio Mucci as Nello
  • Angela Scatigna as Bratti
  • Ugo Uccellini as Bishop of Nemours
  • Alfredo Martinelli as Captain of the Barque
  • Attilo Deodati as Tomaso

See also

  • Lillian Gish filmography

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