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Eye on Sound: The Craving (Francis Ford, US 1918) (soundwave)

The Craving

Francis Ford / US, 1918 / 56 min.

Dark melodrama exploring the curse of the Ford family: alcoholism. This classic with daring special effects is taken from the Ennik family’s extensive private film collection. With musical accompaniment by Martin de Ruiter (piano).

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The Craving tells the story of a chemist (played by Francis Ford) whose secret work on a super-powerful new explosive is jeopardised by his weakness for alcohol. He sees in a vision the devastation such a powerful explosive could cause on the battlefield. Oppenheimer avant-la-lettre…

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The Craving


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live music, none, Dutch





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