The Power of Love (lost silent 3D film; 1922)

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A stereoscopic camera, which allowed the viewer to see the film in 3D.

Status: Lost

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.[1] 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 [2].

The film is now considered lost, and no footage is known to exist. The film was re-released in 1923-24 in 2D as Forbidden Lover, which is now also lost.



  1. Wikipedia article. Retrieved 25 Mar '16.
  2. review posted by the American Film Institute Retrieved 10 Jun '14.