What Happened to Rosa (1920)

Comedy | December 1920

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HISTORY

The working title of the film was Rosa Alvaro .This film was was released in some parts of the country in 1920 and 1921 in others. Contemporary sources disagree on whether the last name of the character played by Mabel Normand is spelled Alvaro, Alviro or Alvira. ...

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The working title of the film was Rosa Alvaro .This film was was released in some parts of the country in 1920 and 1921 in others. Contemporary sources disagree on whether the last name of the character played by Mabel Normand is spelled Alvaro, Alviro or Alvira.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
15 May 20
p. 4199.
MPN
18 Sep 20
p. 2244.
MPW
25 Dec 20
p. 1083.
Wid's
21 Aug 20
p. 1066.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the short story "Rosa Alvaro, Entrante" by Pearl Lenore Curran in The Saturday Evening Post (22 Nov 1919).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Rosa Alvaro
Release Date:
December 1920
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
22 November 1920
LP15839
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,148
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

When Mayme Ladd, a shopgirl whose mother was a Spanish dancer, is told by a fortune-teller that she is the reincarnation of a nobel Spanish maiden, Rosa Alvaro, her imagination runs wild. Falling in love with Dr. Drew, one of her customers, Mayme encounters him again at a masked ball held on a yacht. Mayme, attired as a Spanish dancer, is forced to depart abruptly when a row develops over her, and rather than reveal her identity, she discards her costume and swims ashore. Upon discovering her clothes, the doctor believes that the mysterious dancer has drowned. However, Mayme safely swims to shore and, after faking an accident, demands that her rescuers take her to Dr. Drew's office. Discovering that he has kept her dancer's costume, Mayme dons the dress, and when Dr. Drew enters to examine his patient, he is delighted to find that his Spanish charmer is alive and ...

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When Mayme Ladd, a shopgirl whose mother was a Spanish dancer, is told by a fortune-teller that she is the reincarnation of a nobel Spanish maiden, Rosa Alvaro, her imagination runs wild. Falling in love with Dr. Drew, one of her customers, Mayme encounters him again at a masked ball held on a yacht. Mayme, attired as a Spanish dancer, is forced to depart abruptly when a row develops over her, and rather than reveal her identity, she discards her costume and swims ashore. Upon discovering her clothes, the doctor believes that the mysterious dancer has drowned. However, Mayme safely swims to shore and, after faking an accident, demands that her rescuers take her to Dr. Drew's office. Discovering that he has kept her dancer's costume, Mayme dons the dress, and when Dr. Drew enters to examine his patient, he is delighted to find that his Spanish charmer is alive and well.

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