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This film was made at the Lasky Studio in Hollywood. Although Robert G. Vignola began directing the film, Edmund Mortimer is credited as director in all the reviews and ... More Less

This film was made at the Lasky Studio in Hollywood. Although Robert G. Vignola began directing the film, Edmund Mortimer is credited as director in all the reviews and publicity. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
17 Aug 18
p. 928.
MPN
24 Aug 18
p. 1212, 1258
MPW
24 Aug 18
p. 1160.
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 201.
NYDM
31 Aug 18
p. 319.
Variety
16 Aug 18
p. 38.
Wid's
11 Aug 18
pp. 5-6.
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LITERARY
Based on the play La fille sauvage (The Savage Girl) by Francois de Curel (Paris, 17 Feb 1902).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 August 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Select Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12999
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,680
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After her father, a derelict trader named Jacques Benoit, falls from a cliff and dies, young Renee Benoit is left to roam the Abyssinian wilderness clad only in beads and animal skins. While exploring a ruined temple, Renee is mistaken for the Queen of Sheba by Prince Menelek, who resolves to make her his bride. Then, as she is effecting her escape, she encounters Jean Lerier, a French explorer. Having recently been jilted by a noted Parisian beauty named Aimee Ducharme, Jean decides to take Renee to Paris in the hope that this beautiful and wild young woman will arouse his lover's jealousy. Renee is a success in Paris, but when she realizes that Jean does not love her, she angrily smashes his priceless Abyssinian relics and boards a passing liner bound for Africa. Jean finally recognizes his love for Renee and follows her, but Prince Menelek captures him. When Renee, the "Queen of Sheba," bows before the explorer, however, Menelek releases him, and the lovers are ... +


After her father, a derelict trader named Jacques Benoit, falls from a cliff and dies, young Renee Benoit is left to roam the Abyssinian wilderness clad only in beads and animal skins. While exploring a ruined temple, Renee is mistaken for the Queen of Sheba by Prince Menelek, who resolves to make her his bride. Then, as she is effecting her escape, she encounters Jean Lerier, a French explorer. Having recently been jilted by a noted Parisian beauty named Aimee Ducharme, Jean decides to take Renee to Paris in the hope that this beautiful and wild young woman will arouse his lover's jealousy. Renee is a success in Paris, but when she realizes that Jean does not love her, she angrily smashes his priceless Abyssinian relics and boards a passing liner bound for Africa. Jean finally recognizes his love for Renee and follows her, but Prince Menelek captures him. When Renee, the "Queen of Sheba," bows before the explorer, however, Menelek releases him, and the lovers are reunited. +

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

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