The Ordeal of Rosetta (1918)

Drama | May 1918

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HISTORY

The working title of the film was The Phantom Feud ... More Less

The working title of the film was The Phantom Feud . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 Jun 18
p. 2031.
MPN
8 Jun 18
p. 3343.
MPW
8 Jun 18
p. 1479.
NYDM
29 Jun 18
p. 927.
Variety
19 Jul 18
p. 36.
Wid's
21 Jul 18
pp. 25-26.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Phantom Feud
Release Date:
May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Select Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12456
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,865
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Twin sisters Rosetta and Lola Gelardi live happily with their aging father, Professor Gelardi, until their Sicilian village is destroyed by an earthquake. Unable to find Lola, the professor and Rosetta move to New York, where she obtains employment as a stenographer to author Aubrey Hapgood. Rosetta captivates Aubrey and his friends, but Mildred Sanders, who had hoped to win Aubrey for herself, tries to ruin Rosetta's reputation. On a drive with Aubrey, Rosetta relates her life story, whereupon Aubrey, claiming he loves her, takes her to an inn. Although he promises to marry her, she later reads of his engagement to Mildred. Rosetta shoots herself, after which Lola appears to avenge her death by causing the ruin of Aubrey's sister. Aubrey fires on Lola, but Rosetta awakens in his car and realizes that it was all a dream. While the chauffeur repairs the car, she and Aubrey walk into town to find a ... +


Twin sisters Rosetta and Lola Gelardi live happily with their aging father, Professor Gelardi, until their Sicilian village is destroyed by an earthquake. Unable to find Lola, the professor and Rosetta move to New York, where she obtains employment as a stenographer to author Aubrey Hapgood. Rosetta captivates Aubrey and his friends, but Mildred Sanders, who had hoped to win Aubrey for herself, tries to ruin Rosetta's reputation. On a drive with Aubrey, Rosetta relates her life story, whereupon Aubrey, claiming he loves her, takes her to an inn. Although he promises to marry her, she later reads of his engagement to Mildred. Rosetta shoots herself, after which Lola appears to avenge her death by causing the ruin of Aubrey's sister. Aubrey fires on Lola, but Rosetta awakens in his car and realizes that it was all a dream. While the chauffeur repairs the car, she and Aubrey walk into town to find a preacher. +

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

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