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This was the first film of the C. K. Y. Film Corp. The company used the Thanhouser Film Corp. studio in New Rochelle, ... More Less

This was the first film of the C. K. Y. Film Corp. The company used the Thanhouser Film Corp. studio in New Rochelle, NY. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Nov 17
p. 941.
MPW
27 Oct 17
p. 522, 584
NYDM
25 Aug 17
p. 27.
NYDM
20 Feb 15
p. 1141.
Variety
12 Oct 17
p. 42.
Wid's
18 Oct 17
p. 655.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Magda by Hermann Sudermann (Berlin, 7 Jan 1893).
DETAILS
Release Date:
October 1917
Copyright Claimant:
C. K. Y. Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
11 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11537
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Magda rebels against the rigid regimentation and narrow viewpoint of her small village and is banished from home. Self-reliant and proud, she goes to the city to study singing with a seemingly limitless potential until she falls in love with Kellner and agrees to marry him. Magda discovers too late that the ceremony was a ruse and finds herself alone with a child to support. While she is singing in the street and in cheap dance halls, Magda's former teacher hears her and under his tutelage, she develops into a great artist. A reconciliation is effected between Magda and her parents, and when Kellner agrees to marry her now that she is famous, her father insists that she go through with the ceremony to save the family honor. Magda refuses, and in a rage, her father is about to kill her when he dies of shock, leaving Magda to decide her future for ... +


Magda rebels against the rigid regimentation and narrow viewpoint of her small village and is banished from home. Self-reliant and proud, she goes to the city to study singing with a seemingly limitless potential until she falls in love with Kellner and agrees to marry him. Magda discovers too late that the ceremony was a ruse and finds herself alone with a child to support. While she is singing in the street and in cheap dance halls, Magda's former teacher hears her and under his tutelage, she develops into a great artist. A reconciliation is effected between Magda and her parents, and when Kellner agrees to marry her now that she is famous, her father insists that she go through with the ceremony to save the family honor. Magda refuses, and in a rage, her father is about to kill her when he dies of shock, leaving Magda to decide her future for herself. +

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

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