The Sorrows of Satan (1926) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Sorrows of Satan (1926)





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When a struggling literary critic and a writer fall in love with each other, the writer is unable to deal with his rejection by publishers and the attendant poverty he is forced to live in. He decides to put an end to it all and Satan appears to him in a disguise, making him an offer which he accepts and which makes him a part of the upper crust of London society. When he discovers who he has been dealing with, he tries to recover his own life. A rather surreal and visually pleasing drama.


Adolphe Menjou
as Prince Lucio de Rimanez
Ricardo Cortez
as Geoffrey Tempest
Lya De Putti
as Princess Olga Godovsky
Carol Dempster
as Mavis Claire
Marcia Harris
as The Landlady
Lawrence D'Orsay
as Lord Elton
Nellie Savage
as The Dancer
Dorothy Hughes
as Mavis' Chum
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Critic Reviews for The Sorrows of Satan

All Critics (3) | Top Critics (1)

All this is undoubtedly effective as far as it goes.

September 21, 2020 | Full Review…

Sorrows of Satan has the sense of vastness, chaos, originality, and sudden interludes of unimagined beauty that make Griffith so much akin, in his present stage, to Walt Whitman, the poet.

December 14, 2021 | Full Review…

[Griffith] has made some of the most flagrantly bad scenes that it has ever been my ill luck to witness; he has made other scenes of startling power.

October 5, 2021 | Full Review…

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