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HISTORY

The French version of the play opened in France in 1869. The original title of the film was Frou Frou . A 1914 film of that title, based on the same source, was produced by Thanhouser. This film was copyrighted under the title The Hungry Heart , as was another 1917 film, which was, however, based on a different literary source (see ... More Less

The French version of the play opened in France in 1869. The original title of the film was Frou Frou . A 1914 film of that title, based on the same source, was produced by Thanhouser. This film was copyrighted under the title The Hungry Heart , as was another 1917 film, which was, however, based on a different literary source (see below). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Feb 17
p. 704.
MPN
8 Dec 17
p. 4043, 4247
MPN
10 Feb 17
p. 920.
MPW
1 Dec 17
p. 18.
NYDM
13 Jan 17
p. 23.
NYDM
3 Feb 17
p. 26.
NYDM
4 Aug 17
p. 9.
NYDM
8 Sep 17
p. 26.
Wid's
25 Jan 17
p. 63.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Frou Frou
Release Date:
5 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LU10162
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Comte Paul de Valreas and Marquis Henri de Sartorys are rivals for the hand of the frivolous Gilberte Brigard. Gilberte's elder sister Louise selflessly agrees with her father that de Sartorys would be the most acceptable husband for Gilberte, even though she loves the marquis herself. Gilberte marries de Sartorys, five years pass, and the couple have a little son, but Gilberte is still the irresponsible butterfly that she was before marriage. Consequently, Louise comes to live with her sister and gradually takes charge of the child and the household. Paul reappears, and although Gilberte tries to resist her desire for him, she ends up joining him in Venice. De Sartorys follows and in a duel, shoots Paul dead. Gilberte, heartbroken and ill, returns home, begs for her husband's forgiveness and then dies, happy in the thought that Louise will be the guardian angel of her husband and ... +


Comte Paul de Valreas and Marquis Henri de Sartorys are rivals for the hand of the frivolous Gilberte Brigard. Gilberte's elder sister Louise selflessly agrees with her father that de Sartorys would be the most acceptable husband for Gilberte, even though she loves the marquis herself. Gilberte marries de Sartorys, five years pass, and the couple have a little son, but Gilberte is still the irresponsible butterfly that she was before marriage. Consequently, Louise comes to live with her sister and gradually takes charge of the child and the household. Paul reappears, and although Gilberte tries to resist her desire for him, she ends up joining him in Venice. De Sartorys follows and in a duel, shoots Paul dead. Gilberte, heartbroken and ill, returns home, begs for her husband's forgiveness and then dies, happy in the thought that Louise will be the guardian angel of her husband and child. +

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