La Dixieme Symphony was the second film for director Abel Gance and the first to earn international acclaim. The story, set in the 19th century, finds a society woman being blackmailed while a scurrilous rogue courts her sister. When her composer husband thinks his wife is being unfaithful, his love for her inspires him to create his most profound symphony in her honor. The 1918 feature was shown in a retrospective of Gance's work at the 1967 New York Film Festival.
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