The Affairs of Anatol is a 1921 drama film directed by Cecil B. DeMille.
Socialite Anatol Spencer (Wallace Reid), finding his relationship with his wife (Gloria Swanson) lackluster, goes in search of excitement. After bumping into old flame Emilie (Wanda Hawley), he lets an apartment for her only to find that she cheats on him. He is subsequently robbed, conned, and booted from pillar to post. He decides to return to his wife and discovers her carousing with his best friend Max (Elliott Dexter).
The screenplay was based on a one act play called Anatol written by Arthur Schnitzler in 1893 and translated into English by Harley Granville-Barker. The play opened in New York City on 14 October 1912 with John Barrymore in the title role, and ran for 72 performances.
Like many Swanson films, The Affairs of Anatol has been recently rediscovered by modern audiences. The Film Preservation Associates copyrighted a version of the film in 1999 with a musical score composed and performed by Brian...