The Song of Hate (1915)

Drama | 1915

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HISTORY

Giacomo Puccini's opera La Tosca , which was first performed on 14 Jan 1900 in Rome, was also based on Sardou's play, but was not used in this film. For information on remakes, see listing below for La Tosca ... More Less

Giacomo Puccini's opera La Tosca , which was first performed on 14 Jan 1900 in Rome, was also based on Sardou's play, but was not used in this film. For information on remakes, see listing below for La Tosca . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
2 Oct 15
p. 712.
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 19, 42
MPN
11 Sep 15
pp. 18-19.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 161.
Variety
17 Sep 15
p. 25.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
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Scen
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LITERARY
Based on the play La Tosca by Victorien Sardou (Paris, 24 Nov 1887).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
5 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6348
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Baron Scarpia, the Roman Regent of Police, loves Floria Tosca, a beautiful opera singer, but she is engaged to artist Maurice Saranof. Inspired by jealousy, Scarpia orders his soldiers to torture Saranof for information leading to the location of a friend suspected of being an Austrian spy. Forced to listen to Saranof's cries of pain, Tosca relents and reveals the whereabouts of the friend. Spurned by Saranof for her weakness, she must then negotiate with Scarpia for his life and offers herself to the baron in exchange for a phony execution. While embracing, Tosca stabs and kills Scarpia, who supposedly has arranged for blank bullets to be put in the soldiers' guns. In spite of the baron's promise, Saranof is executed, and Tosca, destroyed, climbs the prison wall. Shot while climbing, she falls to her ... +


Baron Scarpia, the Roman Regent of Police, loves Floria Tosca, a beautiful opera singer, but she is engaged to artist Maurice Saranof. Inspired by jealousy, Scarpia orders his soldiers to torture Saranof for information leading to the location of a friend suspected of being an Austrian spy. Forced to listen to Saranof's cries of pain, Tosca relents and reveals the whereabouts of the friend. Spurned by Saranof for her weakness, she must then negotiate with Scarpia for his life and offers herself to the baron in exchange for a phony execution. While embracing, Tosca stabs and kills Scarpia, who supposedly has arranged for blank bullets to be put in the soldiers' guns. In spite of the baron's promise, Saranof is executed, and Tosca, destroyed, climbs the prison wall. Shot while climbing, she falls to her death. +

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