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Several reviews remarked that the verses used in the puppet show are "said to be the work of Anita Loos." C. K. Y. Film Corp. was Clara Kimball Young's own production company. According to a news item, an exact replica of Young's bedroom was used in the ... More Less

Several reviews remarked that the verses used in the puppet show are "said to be the work of Anita Loos." C. K. Y. Film Corp. was Clara Kimball Young's own production company. According to a news item, an exact replica of Young's bedroom was used in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 642.
ETR
9 Feb 18
p. 836.
MPN
16 Feb 18
p. 1035.
MPW
12 Feb 16
pp. 1026-27.
MPW
16 Feb 18
p. 1004.
NYDM
22 Dec 17
p. 40.
NYDM
9 Feb 18
p. 19.
Variety
8 Feb 18
p. 43.
Wid's
14 Feb 18
pp. 942-43.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
C. K. Y. Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
21 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11997
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Fernande de Ferney, a convent-bred orphan, spends the summers with her uncle, Prof. de Ferney, whose property is adjacent to the estate of the Marquise de Monclars. The marquise's son Roger is heavily in debt, but the marquise adamantly refuses to give him any money until he settles down with the lovestruck Fernande. They are married, but Roger, who is embroiled in an affair with the fascinating Madame de Jussy, spends little time at home. Inspired by a puppet show that depicts a dowdy wife whose husband falls in love with her when she begins to flirt with other men, Fernande ornaments herself in jewels and stunning gowns and soon becomes the butterfly of Paris. The strategy proves successful: Roger abandons his other romantic interests to become her adoring ... +


Fernande de Ferney, a convent-bred orphan, spends the summers with her uncle, Prof. de Ferney, whose property is adjacent to the estate of the Marquise de Monclars. The marquise's son Roger is heavily in debt, but the marquise adamantly refuses to give him any money until he settles down with the lovestruck Fernande. They are married, but Roger, who is embroiled in an affair with the fascinating Madame de Jussy, spends little time at home. Inspired by a puppet show that depicts a dowdy wife whose husband falls in love with her when she begins to flirt with other men, Fernande ornaments herself in jewels and stunning gowns and soon becomes the butterfly of Paris. The strategy proves successful: Roger abandons his other romantic interests to become her adoring husband. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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