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Film still
Directed byGeorge Fitzmaurice
Written byFrances Marion (adaptation)
Based onCytherea, Goddess of Love
by Joseph Hergesheimer
Produced bySamuel Goldwyn
StarringAlma Rubens
Constance Bennett
Norman Kerry
Lewis Stone
Irene Rich
CinematographyArthur C. Miller
J. A. Ball
(Technicolor consultant)
Edited byStuart Heisler
Samuel Goldwyn Productions
Madison Productions
Distributed byAssociated First National
Release date
  • April 3, 1924 (1924-04-03)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)

Cytherea is a 1924 American silent romantic drama film directed by George Fitzmaurice and starring Alma Rubens, Lewis Stone, Constance Bennett, and Norman Kerry. Based on the novel Cytherea, Goddess of Love, by Joseph Hergesheimer and was adapted for the screen by Frances Marion. Cytherea features two dream sequences filmed in an early version of the Technicolor color film process.[1] The film is also known as The Forbidden Way.



The film was produced by Samuel Goldwyn Productions and released by Associated First National Pictures. Cytherea was the first Technicolor film made under artificial light, while previous Technicolor films were made outdoors under natural light.[1]


With no copies of Cytherea found in any film archives,[2] it is a lost film.

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