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According to the 5 Feb 1915 Motion Picture News, the recently completed production was filmed at Peerless Studios in Fort Lee, NJ. A 7 Feb 1916 release was scheduled. The 21 Oct 1916 Motography included Etta De Groff and Ralph Dean among the cast. The 12 Feb 1916 issue claimed that Edwin August directed the picture and played a featured role.
       The film opened to positive critical notices, several of which commended lead actress Alice Brady on her performance.
       The 25 Mar 1916 Motion Picture News reported that co-star Jack Sherill made a series of personal appearances in conjunction with the film’s Chicago, IL, opening.
       An advertisement in the 28 Sep 1920 Motion Picture News revealed that the film had been reissued as The Mysterious Woman. ... More Less

According to the 5 Feb 1915 Motion Picture News, the recently completed production was filmed at Peerless Studios in Fort Lee, NJ. A 7 Feb 1916 release was scheduled. The 21 Oct 1916 Motography included Etta De Groff and Ralph Dean among the cast. The 12 Feb 1916 issue claimed that Edwin August directed the picture and played a featured role.
       The film opened to positive critical notices, several of which commended lead actress Alice Brady on her performance.
       The 25 Mar 1916 Motion Picture News reported that co-star Jack Sherill made a series of personal appearances in conjunction with the film’s Chicago, IL, opening.
       An advertisement in the 28 Sep 1920 Motion Picture News revealed that the film had been reissued as The Mysterious Woman.
More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
5 Feb 1916
p. 708, 785
Motion Picture News
19 Feb 1916
p. 1021
Motion Picture News
25 Mar 1916
p. 1748
Motion Picture News
18 Sep 1920
p. 2204
Motion Picture News
23 Oct 1920
p. 3206
Motography
12 Feb 1916
p. 374
Motography
19 Feb 1916
p. 434
Motography
21 Oct 1916
p. 108
Moving Picture World
12 Feb 1916
p. 886
Moving Picture World
19 Feb 1916
p. 1141, 1200
Variety
4 Feb 1916
p. 25
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Mysterious Woman
Release Date:
7 February 1916
Production Date:
January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Equitable Motion Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
27 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LU7557
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

To get away from her father and the fiancé he has chosen for her, Viola Donizetti emigrates from Italy to the United States, determined to rejoin Tony, her sweetheart. Unable to find Tony, however, Viola begins a relationship with the wealthy Collingswood, but leaves him when she discovers that he has a wife. Then, Viola finally locates Tony, with whom she makes plans to get married. Before the ceremony, they check into room 47, while Collingswood, obsessed with Viola, goes to the hotel and moves into room 48. He writes a suicide note citing his failed affair with Viola as the reason for his actions and then shoots himself. When Tony reads the note, he decides to leave Viola, but the priest who has been summoned to perform the ceremony persuades him to forget about the letter, and then, finally, Tony and Viola ... +


To get away from her father and the fiancé he has chosen for her, Viola Donizetti emigrates from Italy to the United States, determined to rejoin Tony, her sweetheart. Unable to find Tony, however, Viola begins a relationship with the wealthy Collingswood, but leaves him when she discovers that he has a wife. Then, Viola finally locates Tony, with whom she makes plans to get married. Before the ceremony, they check into room 47, while Collingswood, obsessed with Viola, goes to the hotel and moves into room 48. He writes a suicide note citing his failed affair with Viola as the reason for his actions and then shoots himself. When Tony reads the note, he decides to leave Viola, but the priest who has been summoned to perform the ceremony persuades him to forget about the letter, and then, finally, Tony and Viola marry. +

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