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Filming was set to begin at United Studios in Hollywood, CA, according to the May 1923 Story World and Photodramatist.
       A happy ending was also ... More Less

Filming was set to begin at United Studios in Hollywood, CA, according to the May 1923 Story World and Photodramatist.
       A happy ending was also filmed. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Story World and Photodramatist
May 1923
p. 87.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 July 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Richard Walton Tully Productions
Copyright Date:
17 July 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19206
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,321
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Trilby, an artist's model and habituée of the Latin Quarter, meets Little Billee, an English art student, who falls in love with her. On the night of their engagement, Svengali, a wild musician with hypnotic powers, hypnotizes Trilby and takes her away, presenting her as a concert singer. Months later, Billee, who has abandoned his search for Trilby, attends a theater where "Madame Svengali" is billed. Trilby appears and triumphs in her first number; then Svengali has a heart attack and Trilby sings without his influence--ruining her reputation. Trilby is reunited with Billee, but the strain of her career has exhausted her and she ... +


Trilby, an artist's model and habituée of the Latin Quarter, meets Little Billee, an English art student, who falls in love with her. On the night of their engagement, Svengali, a wild musician with hypnotic powers, hypnotizes Trilby and takes her away, presenting her as a concert singer. Months later, Billee, who has abandoned his search for Trilby, attends a theater where "Madame Svengali" is billed. Trilby appears and triumphs in her first number; then Svengali has a heart attack and Trilby sings without his influence--ruining her reputation. Trilby is reunited with Billee, but the strain of her career has exhausted her and she dies. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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