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Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in ... More Less

Although no confirmed release date has been found, evidence indicates that the film was released in 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
23 Oct 15
p. 880.
MPN
7 Aug 15
p. 46.
MPN
2 Oct 15
pp. 26-27.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 46.
MPW
16 Oct 15
p. 465.
Variety
8 Oct 15
p. 21.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
3 October 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6523
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Rosa, an Italian peasant girl, meets the attractive, wealthy Pietro, the head of the Camorra, a New York crime syndicate, she deserts Luigi, her fiancé, and departs for America. Hurt but determined, the simple, pious Luigi follows his sweetheart to New York. To prove his love, Pietro tells Rosa that he will steal the jewels of the Madonna for her. Impressed by this seeming devotion, Rosa informs Luigi of Pietro's boast and he, not to be outdone, decides to steal the jewels himself. After Luigi presents her with the coveted gems, Rosa makes her way through the Festival of the Madonna to find Pietro at Camorra headquarters. When she arrives, the theft has been discovered, and a mob is forming to hunt the culprit. Rosa begs protection from Pietro, who throws her out into the street. Overcome by religious guilt, Rosa collapses in a deranged stupor, then after returning the jewels, Luigi kills himself on the church ... +


When Rosa, an Italian peasant girl, meets the attractive, wealthy Pietro, the head of the Camorra, a New York crime syndicate, she deserts Luigi, her fiancé, and departs for America. Hurt but determined, the simple, pious Luigi follows his sweetheart to New York. To prove his love, Pietro tells Rosa that he will steal the jewels of the Madonna for her. Impressed by this seeming devotion, Rosa informs Luigi of Pietro's boast and he, not to be outdone, decides to steal the jewels himself. After Luigi presents her with the coveted gems, Rosa makes her way through the Festival of the Madonna to find Pietro at Camorra headquarters. When she arrives, the theft has been discovered, and a mob is forming to hunt the culprit. Rosa begs protection from Pietro, who throws her out into the street. Overcome by religious guilt, Rosa collapses in a deranged stupor, then after returning the jewels, Luigi kills himself on the church steps. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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