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Trade journals and studio publicity state that the film was "inspired" by nineteenth-century German composer Felix Mendelssohn's "Spring ... More Less

Trade journals and studio publicity state that the film was "inspired" by nineteenth-century German composer Felix Mendelssohn's "Spring Song." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
21 Oct 16
p. 2554.
MPW
21 Oct 16
p. 379.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 606.
Variety
13 Oct 16
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
23 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc
Copyright Date:
10 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9280
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In France, when Cecile runs away with Felix, a musician, but does not marry him, her infuriated uncle has Felix thrown in prison and drags Cecile back home. She runs away again, however, this time to Paris, where, under the tutelage of Lecoq, the director of the Grand Opera, she becomes a prima ballerina. Meanwhile, Felix, now out of jail, finishes an opera and, after sending it to Lecoq, learns that it has become a Paris sensation, and that Lecoq claims to be its author. Felix finally coerces Lecoq into admitting his plagiarism, and then goes to confront Cecile, who he believes deserted him. He finds that she has suffered a foot injury that will prevent her from dancing ever again, and then, after first refusing to forgive her, he is reconciled with Cecile, after which they make plans for their ... +


In France, when Cecile runs away with Felix, a musician, but does not marry him, her infuriated uncle has Felix thrown in prison and drags Cecile back home. She runs away again, however, this time to Paris, where, under the tutelage of Lecoq, the director of the Grand Opera, she becomes a prima ballerina. Meanwhile, Felix, now out of jail, finishes an opera and, after sending it to Lecoq, learns that it has become a Paris sensation, and that Lecoq claims to be its author. Felix finally coerces Lecoq into admitting his plagiarism, and then goes to confront Cecile, who he believes deserted him. He finds that she has suffered a foot injury that will prevent her from dancing ever again, and then, after first refusing to forgive her, he is reconciled with Cecile, after which they make plans for their marriage. +

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Viewed by AFI
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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