The Power of Love (lost 3D drama film; 1922)
The Power of Love is a 1922 3D silent film directed by Nat Deverich. The film is most notable for being the very first 3D film in the world, utilizing a red-and-green anaglyph system. Viewers were also given the option to choose the ending of the film by looking into either the red or green lens, portraying either a happy or tragic ending. Despite this innovative technique, the film was not received well and was not screened many times.
The plot is a melodrama revolving around a girl betrothed to a criminal who falls in love with a man he has wounded.
The film is now considered lost, and no footage is known to exist. In 1923-24 the film was acquired by the new Selznick Distributing Corporation and widely distributed in 2D as Forbidden Lover, which is now also lost.
- Review posted by the American Film Institute. Retrieved 10 Jun '14