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According to a news item, the character of "Tea Cup Ann" was based on an old woman who told fortunes in the popular Washington Square cafes in New York City. This film was condemned and censored in several states, including Maryland, which demanded that certain scenes be re-edited before its ... More Less

According to a news item, the character of "Tea Cup Ann" was based on an old woman who told fortunes in the popular Washington Square cafes in New York City. This film was condemned and censored in several states, including Maryland, which demanded that certain scenes be re-edited before its release. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
12 Oct 17
p. 1486.
ETR
23 Mar 18
p. 1301, 1307
ETR
13 Apr 18
p. 1510, 1524
MPN
6 Apr 18
pp. 132-33.
MPW
17 Nov 17
p. 1028.
MPW
23 Mar 18
p. 1702.
MPW
30 Mar 18
p. 1874.
Variety
22 Mar 18
p. 49.
Wid's
21 Mar 18
p. 1024.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
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DETAILS
Release Date:
1 March 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Thisbe Lorraine, an American who hopes to pursue an art career in Paris, falls in love with German aristocrat Ernst Faber, who makes love to the young woman and then leaves her. Disillusioned, Thisbe resolves to live by her own rules and returns to New York, where her sex novels earn her great fame and wealth. At a grotto café in Greenwich Village, Thisbe encounters "Tea Cup Ann," a fortuneteller who predicts that her sinful ways will bring her only sorrow. Later, Thisbe falls in love with artist Le Saint Hammond, who asks her to pose for his statue of Psyche, but when he learns of her past, her rejects her and then begins to drink excessively. Thisbe's sorrow turns to joy, however, when Le Saint finally returns to ... +


Thisbe Lorraine, an American who hopes to pursue an art career in Paris, falls in love with German aristocrat Ernst Faber, who makes love to the young woman and then leaves her. Disillusioned, Thisbe resolves to live by her own rules and returns to New York, where her sex novels earn her great fame and wealth. At a grotto café in Greenwich Village, Thisbe encounters "Tea Cup Ann," a fortuneteller who predicts that her sinful ways will bring her only sorrow. Later, Thisbe falls in love with artist Le Saint Hammond, who asks her to pose for his statue of Psyche, but when he learns of her past, her rejects her and then begins to drink excessively. Thisbe's sorrow turns to joy, however, when Le Saint finally returns to her. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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