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The working title for this film was Spanish Love . The continuity included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Maria, of the Roses." Some scenes were shot in the San Jacinto Mountains, ... More Less

The working title for this film was Spanish Love . The continuity included in the copyright descriptions was entitled "Maria, of the Roses." Some scenes were shot in the San Jacinto Mountains, CA. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 May 18
p. 1780.
ETR
8 Jun 18
p. 8.
MPW
15 Jun 18
p. 1618.
NYDM
1 Nov 18
p. 38.
Variety
21 Jun 18
p. 27.
Wid's
23 Jun 18
pp. 9-10.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Spanish Love
Release Date:
9 June 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
23 June 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12586
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maria Valverde, a young Spanish woman whose father has settled in the Philippines, arrives home from the convent where she received her education and is soon approached by Diablo Ramirez, a local plantation overseer who hopes to win her heart. Having met the handsome American army captain, Paul Winter, in Manila, Maria scorns Diablo's advances, and later, he is forcefully escorted from the house. Furious, Diablo organizes a group of rebels, who kill Maria's father and hold her a prisoner in her own home. When Captain Winter hears of the revolt, he rushes to Maria's aid but is himself captured. Reinforcements soon arrive from the American army post, and in the fighting, the house is set ablaze. Diablo is about to grab Maria when Captain Winter enters and shoots the rebel down. The Americans finally emerge victorious, and Maria wins her dashing ... +


Maria Valverde, a young Spanish woman whose father has settled in the Philippines, arrives home from the convent where she received her education and is soon approached by Diablo Ramirez, a local plantation overseer who hopes to win her heart. Having met the handsome American army captain, Paul Winter, in Manila, Maria scorns Diablo's advances, and later, he is forcefully escorted from the house. Furious, Diablo organizes a group of rebels, who kill Maria's father and hold her a prisoner in her own home. When Captain Winter hears of the revolt, he rushes to Maria's aid but is himself captured. Reinforcements soon arrive from the American army post, and in the fighting, the house is set ablaze. Diablo is about to grab Maria when Captain Winter enters and shoots the rebel down. The Americans finally emerge victorious, and Maria wins her dashing captain. +

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

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