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The first theatrical showings of the Prizma color films were on the same bill with The Fortunes of Fifi at the Strand Theatre in New ... More Less

The first theatrical showings of the Prizma color films were on the same bill with The Fortunes of Fifi at the Strand Theatre in New York. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
10 Mar 17
p. 534.
MPN
10 Mar 17
p. 1573.
MPW
10 Mar 17
p. 1590, 1674
NYDM
21 Apr 17
pp. 446-47, 492
Variety
2 Mar 17
p. 29.
Wid's
1 Mar 17
pp. 142-43.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Fortunes of Fifi by Molly Elliot Seawell (Indianapolis, 1903).
DETAILS
Release Date:
26 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
20 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10230
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Cartouche, an old soldier, falls in love with the actress Fifi, he determines to protect the woman he loves. After Fifi wins the lottery with a ticket that Cartouche gave her, it is decided that she should live with the Bourcet family in order to be educated. Believing Fifi to be quite wealthy, attorney Louis Bourcet proposes to the actress, and she accepts. Later she realizes that she really loves Cartouche and decides to break the engagement by squandering her money. She then returns to Cartouche who refuses to marry her because he believes himself too old, at which point Napoleon intervenes and decrees that they should marry, thus forcing Cartouche to accept Fifi's ... +


When Cartouche, an old soldier, falls in love with the actress Fifi, he determines to protect the woman he loves. After Fifi wins the lottery with a ticket that Cartouche gave her, it is decided that she should live with the Bourcet family in order to be educated. Believing Fifi to be quite wealthy, attorney Louis Bourcet proposes to the actress, and she accepts. Later she realizes that she really loves Cartouche and decides to break the engagement by squandering her money. She then returns to Cartouche who refuses to marry her because he believes himself too old, at which point Napoleon intervenes and decrees that they should marry, thus forcing Cartouche to accept Fifi's love. +

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

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