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Lina Cavalieri's husband, famed tenor Lucien Muratore, appeared briefly in the film. Har commented, "There may be trouble for exhibitors situated below the Mason-Dixon line on account of the misuse of the name 'Creole' as applying to a mulatto. Besides, the violation of this mulatto by a white man is not a very pleasing ... More Less

Lina Cavalieri's husband, famed tenor Lucien Muratore, appeared briefly in the film. Har commented, "There may be trouble for exhibitors situated below the Mason-Dixon line on account of the misuse of the name 'Creole' as applying to a mulatto. Besides, the violation of this mulatto by a white man is not a very pleasing situation." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Sep 18
p. 1407.
ETR
2 Nov 18
p. 1812.
MPN
28 Sep 18
p. 2089.
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1918.
MPW
28 Dec 18
p. 1559.
New York Times
21 Oct 18
p. 15.
Variety
27 Sep 18
p. 43.
Wid's
22 Sep 18
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
18 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12889
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,440
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Leonora, the daughter of a poor Italian lacemaker, is unable to afford voice lessons until wealthy Americans Mr. and Mrs. Stuart adopt her and her younger sister Nina. Leonora soon wins fame as the Parisian prima donna "La Vecci," whose beauty attracts many admirers, including Phillip Gardiner and his Spanish cousin, Count Nerval. Worried by his excessive jealousy but very much in love, Leonora marries the count and travels with him to the United States. Still infatuated with her, Phillip invites Leonora to visit his family in New Orleans, and when she rebuffs him, he turns his attention to Nina. Learning that Nina's sweetheart, Dr. Paul Spencer, will join them, Leonora begs Phillip to leave the girl in peace, but he only seizes the prima donna in his arms and kisses her. Leonora faints during an attempt to stab Phillip, but on awakening, she finds him dead and herself accused of murder. Leonora's name is cleared when Phillip's Creole lover confesses that it was she who stabbed him, after which Leonora and the count renew their ... +


Leonora, the daughter of a poor Italian lacemaker, is unable to afford voice lessons until wealthy Americans Mr. and Mrs. Stuart adopt her and her younger sister Nina. Leonora soon wins fame as the Parisian prima donna "La Vecci," whose beauty attracts many admirers, including Phillip Gardiner and his Spanish cousin, Count Nerval. Worried by his excessive jealousy but very much in love, Leonora marries the count and travels with him to the United States. Still infatuated with her, Phillip invites Leonora to visit his family in New Orleans, and when she rebuffs him, he turns his attention to Nina. Learning that Nina's sweetheart, Dr. Paul Spencer, will join them, Leonora begs Phillip to leave the girl in peace, but he only seizes the prima donna in his arms and kisses her. Leonora faints during an attempt to stab Phillip, but on awakening, she finds him dead and herself accused of murder. Leonora's name is cleared when Phillip's Creole lover confesses that it was she who stabbed him, after which Leonora and the count renew their love. +

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