The Devil's Daughter (1915)

Drama | June 1915

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HISTORY

Eleanor Duse starred in the stage production. According to the copyright entry, the film was based on Joseph H. Trant's translation of the play, which opened in New York on 4 Nov 1902. According to news items, D'Annunzio had designated Theda Bara to portray the lead role before he signed the contract with Fox for the rights to his play. The working titles for this film were La Gioconda and The Vampire . Some scenes in the film were shot in St. Augustine, FL at the mansion and grounds of the Villa Flora, and at the Hotel Ponce De Leon and the Hotel Alcazar. A trade showing of the film was given in New York on 16 Jun 1915. The Ohio Board of Censorship objected to the film and made substantial cuts in ... More Less

Eleanor Duse starred in the stage production. According to the copyright entry, the film was based on Joseph H. Trant's translation of the play, which opened in New York on 4 Nov 1902. According to news items, D'Annunzio had designated Theda Bara to portray the lead role before he signed the contract with Fox for the rights to his play. The working titles for this film were La Gioconda and The Vampire . Some scenes in the film were shot in St. Augustine, FL at the mansion and grounds of the Villa Flora, and at the Hotel Ponce De Leon and the Hotel Alcazar. A trade showing of the film was given in New York on 16 Jun 1915. The Ohio Board of Censorship objected to the film and made substantial cuts in it. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Jul 15
p. 44.
MPN
22 May 15
p. 54.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 66.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 1685, 1732
MPN
26 Jun 15
p. 79.
MPN
10 Jul 15
p. 40.
MPN
24 Jul 15
p. 53.
MPW
26 Jun 15
p. 2120, 2185
NYDM
23 Jun 15
pp. 28-29.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Vampire
La Gioconda
Release Date:
June 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
16 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6036
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After her lover deserts her, Gioconda Dianti vows to avenge herself by wrecking the lives of other men. When Lucio Settala, a famous sculptor, meets Gioconda and asks her to pose for him, she sets out to ruin him. She enthralls the artist, causing him to forget his wife Silvia, their daughter Little Beata and even his work. After Gioconda defies Silvia to take her husband back, Lucio, in a fit of desperation, shoots himself. Although Silvia nurses him back to health, Lucio soon returns to the enticing Gioconda. When Silvia's subsequent quarrel with Gioconda becomes a fight, Gioconda attempts to destroy Lucio's statue, but it falls on Silvia and is saved. Silvia, however, is maimed for life. Because of this, Lucio's sanity is affected and he becomes a raving maniac. Later, Gioconda, cast aside by her "man of the world," also goes ... +


After her lover deserts her, Gioconda Dianti vows to avenge herself by wrecking the lives of other men. When Lucio Settala, a famous sculptor, meets Gioconda and asks her to pose for him, she sets out to ruin him. She enthralls the artist, causing him to forget his wife Silvia, their daughter Little Beata and even his work. After Gioconda defies Silvia to take her husband back, Lucio, in a fit of desperation, shoots himself. Although Silvia nurses him back to health, Lucio soon returns to the enticing Gioconda. When Silvia's subsequent quarrel with Gioconda becomes a fight, Gioconda attempts to destroy Lucio's statue, but it falls on Silvia and is saved. Silvia, however, is maimed for life. Because of this, Lucio's sanity is affected and he becomes a raving maniac. Later, Gioconda, cast aside by her "man of the world," also goes mad. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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