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A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that The Scarlet Shawl, the first working title of Cheated Love, was in its third week of production. Another working title appears to have been The Heart of a Jewess, the name of a 1913 Lois Weber film on which Cheated Love was based, according to the 5 Mar 1921 Motion Picture News and the 29 Mar 1921 FD. The original story was by Lucien Hubbard and Doris Schroeder, from an idea by John ... More Less

A studio chart in the 16 Apr 1921 Camera noted that The Scarlet Shawl, the first working title of Cheated Love, was in its third week of production. Another working title appears to have been The Heart of a Jewess, the name of a 1913 Lois Weber film on which Cheated Love was based, according to the 5 Mar 1921 Motion Picture News and the 29 Mar 1921 FD. The original story was by Lucien Hubbard and Doris Schroeder, from an idea by John Colton. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 12.
Film Daily
29 Mar 1921
p. 2.
Motion Picture News
5 Mar 1921
p. 1819.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
Heart of a Jewess
The Scarlet Shawl
Release Date:
16 May 1921
Production Date:
began late March 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
7 May 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16494
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,820
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sonya Schnoema, a Jewish girl, comes to the United States as an immigrant and works in her father's ghetto grocery store, where she gains the affections of a young settlement worker, David Dahlman. But she loves Mischa, a young doctor who soon arrives from Odessa, and to aid him financially, she distinguishes herself in the local Yiddish theater. Mischa turns her down for a wealthy heiress, however, and owing to the jealousy of Yazurka, a prominent Polish actress, Sonya is refused an important role. During a performance, attended by David, there is a boiler explosion that causes panic in the theater, and Sonya comes from backstage and calms the crowd. Later, rescued by David, she accepts his admiration and ... +


Sonya Schnoema, a Jewish girl, comes to the United States as an immigrant and works in her father's ghetto grocery store, where she gains the affections of a young settlement worker, David Dahlman. But she loves Mischa, a young doctor who soon arrives from Odessa, and to aid him financially, she distinguishes herself in the local Yiddish theater. Mischa turns her down for a wealthy heiress, however, and owing to the jealousy of Yazurka, a prominent Polish actress, Sonya is refused an important role. During a performance, attended by David, there is a boiler explosion that causes panic in the theater, and Sonya comes from backstage and calms the crowd. Later, rescued by David, she accepts his admiration and love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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