The Spanish Dancer (1923)

Romance | 4 November 1923

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HISTORY

The 18 Aug 1923 Motion Picture News reported that 2,500 players were used the previous week "on one of the largest sets constructed in recent years on [the Goldwyn Studios] lot" in Culver City, CA. The set was a reproduction of Madrid, Spain's "Square of the Galloping Charger."
       Another film adapted from the same source was also released in 1923 under the title Rosita (see entry). That film was a United Artists release, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Mary ... More Less

The 18 Aug 1923 Motion Picture News reported that 2,500 players were used the previous week "on one of the largest sets constructed in recent years on [the Goldwyn Studios] lot" in Culver City, CA. The set was a reproduction of Madrid, Spain's "Square of the Galloping Charger."
       Another film adapted from the same source was also released in 1923 under the title Rosita (see entry). That film was a United Artists release, directed by Ernst Lubitsch and starring Mary Pickford. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
14 Oct 1923
p. 5.
Motion Picture News
18 Aug 1923
p. 787.
New York Times
8 Oct 1923
p. 20.
Photoplay
Dec 1923
p. 72.
Variety
11 Oct 1923
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
4 November 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 7 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 October 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19503
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
8,434
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A costume drama based on the adventures of Maritana, a Gypsy dancer, who is in love with Don César de Bazan, a penniless nobleman. Don César is arrested for dueling and sentenced to die when he intercedes on behalf of Lazarillo, a lad who was cruelly beaten by the captain of the guards. Maritana implores Queen Isabel of Bourbon to save her lover's life, and the queen induces the king to pardon him. Maritana and Don César are married. However, the king is attracted to Maritana and lures her to a hunting lodge, where Don César, who escapes jail, arrives in time to save her from his advances. The queen arrives, stirred by jealousy, just as the king and Don César engage in combat. Maritana's quick wit saves the king from disgrace, and as a reward he restores Don César's estates to ... +


A costume drama based on the adventures of Maritana, a Gypsy dancer, who is in love with Don César de Bazan, a penniless nobleman. Don César is arrested for dueling and sentenced to die when he intercedes on behalf of Lazarillo, a lad who was cruelly beaten by the captain of the guards. Maritana implores Queen Isabel of Bourbon to save her lover's life, and the queen induces the king to pardon him. Maritana and Don César are married. However, the king is attracted to Maritana and lures her to a hunting lodge, where Don César, who escapes jail, arrives in time to save her from his advances. The queen arrives, stirred by jealousy, just as the king and Don César engage in combat. Maritana's quick wit saves the king from disgrace, and as a reward he restores Don César's estates to him. +

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