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HISTORY

Although one source says that the film was based on the novel and play by Mackenzie, no information on the production of the play has been ... More Less

Although one source says that the film was based on the novel and play by Mackenzie, no information on the production of the play has been uncovered. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Feb 16
p. 371.
MPN
12 Feb 16
p. 864.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 672.
MPW
24 Aug 18
p. 1212, 1261
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 970, 979
Variety
28 Jan 16
p. 22.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
14 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7894
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

La Syrena is an aerial dancer whose jealous husband kills her while she performs in midair. Her daughter, Jennie Raeburn, soon orphaned, grows up unaware of her mother's occupation, but nonetheless feels the urge to dance. She makes a successful stage debut and gets caught up in the social world of the theater. A cousin from the country, Zachary Trewehella, who has always loved Jennie, disapproves of her sudden obsession with wealth and status, but Jennie ignores his warnings. As a result, she has a disastrous affair with a society man, and realizes that her cousin was correct. In the end, bitter over her last affair, she unenthusiastically marries Zachary, but soon falls in love with ... +


La Syrena is an aerial dancer whose jealous husband kills her while she performs in midair. Her daughter, Jennie Raeburn, soon orphaned, grows up unaware of her mother's occupation, but nonetheless feels the urge to dance. She makes a successful stage debut and gets caught up in the social world of the theater. A cousin from the country, Zachary Trewehella, who has always loved Jennie, disapproves of her sudden obsession with wealth and status, but Jennie ignores his warnings. As a result, she has a disastrous affair with a society man, and realizes that her cousin was correct. In the end, bitter over her last affair, she unenthusiastically marries Zachary, but soon falls in love with him. +

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

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