The Man without Desire (1923)

Genres - Fantasy, Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Fantasy  |   Countries - UK  |  
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A man without desire? That was but one of the novelties of the silent British romantic fantasy. Matinee idol Ivor Novello, who also produced the picture, stars as an 18th-century Venetian count. When his true love (Nina Vanna) dies, the count loses all interest in living. Snapping out of his grief, he develops a method to place himself in a state of suspended animation. Awakening in 1923, the count is reunited with his love -- or at least with one of her descendants.

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love-affair, reunion, scientist, suicide, suspended-animation, time