La Vie De Boheme (1916)

Drama | 19 June 1916

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HISTORY

According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this film. A trade article from 24 Apr 1916 lists assistant director Albert Dorris and second assistant director Warren G. Bellew as members of Albert Capellani's production team at Paragon during the making of this film. During production, the film was titled Mimi , The Bohemians , and La Boheme at different times. Among the many film adaptations of Murger's novel or of the 1896 Puccini opera La Boheme which it inspired: the 1926 M-G-M film La Boheme , starring Lillian Gish and John Gilbert and directed by King Vidor (see entry); the 1935 British production Mimi , starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Gertrude Lawrence and directed by Paul Stein; the 1945 French film La Vie de Boheme , starring Louis Jourdan and directed by Marcel L'Herbier; and the 1965 Italian-French opera film La Boheme , directed by Franco ... More Less

According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this film. A trade article from 24 Apr 1916 lists assistant director Albert Dorris and second assistant director Warren G. Bellew as members of Albert Capellani's production team at Paragon during the making of this film. During production, the film was titled Mimi , The Bohemians , and La Boheme at different times. Among the many film adaptations of Murger's novel or of the 1896 Puccini opera La Boheme which it inspired: the 1926 M-G-M film La Boheme , starring Lillian Gish and John Gilbert and directed by King Vidor (see entry); the 1935 British production Mimi , starring Douglas Fairbanks, Jr. and Gertrude Lawrence and directed by Paul Stein; the 1945 French film La Vie de Boheme , starring Louis Jourdan and directed by Marcel L'Herbier; and the 1965 Italian-French opera film La Boheme , directed by Franco Zeffirelli. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
24 Jun 16
p. 1452.
Motog
8 Jul 16
p. 84.
Moving Picture World
1 Jul 16
p. 100, 148
Moving Picture World
12 Feb 16
p. 971.
Moving Picture World
1 Jul 16
p. 4080.
NYDM
22 Apr 16
p. 43.
Variety
16 Jun 16
p. 24.
Wid's
15 Jun 16
pp. 650-51.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Scènes de la vie de Bohème by Henri Murger in Le Corsair (Paris, 1847--1849).
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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
La Boheme
Mimi
The Bohemians
Release Date:
19 June 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8434
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Mimi, an orphan, is taken in by a drunken innkeeper and becomes a domestic. She meets Rudolphe, scion of a well-to-do family, who rescues her from the unwanted advances of a drunken hotel guest. They fall madly in love, but Rudolphe's uncle, M. Durandin, wants Rudolphe to marry a family friend, Madame de Rouvre, and writes Mimi a letter, telling her that she is ruining Rudolphe's life. Musette and Marcel, friends of Mimi, also try to break up the romance by introducing Mimi to other men, and Rudolphe becomes jealous and leaves her. Brokenhearted, Mimi declines in health and eventually throws herself into the river but is rescued and taken to the hospital. Realizing it is only a matter of time before she dies, she drags herself back to the room where she and Rudolphe were happiest. Rudolphe is there and she dies knowing that he loves ... +


Mimi, an orphan, is taken in by a drunken innkeeper and becomes a domestic. She meets Rudolphe, scion of a well-to-do family, who rescues her from the unwanted advances of a drunken hotel guest. They fall madly in love, but Rudolphe's uncle, M. Durandin, wants Rudolphe to marry a family friend, Madame de Rouvre, and writes Mimi a letter, telling her that she is ruining Rudolphe's life. Musette and Marcel, friends of Mimi, also try to break up the romance by introducing Mimi to other men, and Rudolphe becomes jealous and leaves her. Brokenhearted, Mimi declines in health and eventually throws herself into the river but is rescued and taken to the hospital. Realizing it is only a matter of time before she dies, she drags herself back to the room where she and Rudolphe were happiest. Rudolphe is there and she dies knowing that he loves her. +

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