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Wid's contended that the plot of this film was "stolen from one of O. Henry's stories." The synopsis in the copyright descriptions gives the subtitle of the story as "The Heartless Senorita." Wid's credits C. B. Clapp as co-author with ... More Less

Wid's contended that the plot of this film was "stolen from one of O. Henry's stories." The synopsis in the copyright descriptions gives the subtitle of the story as "The Heartless Senorita." Wid's credits C. B. Clapp as co-author with Walsh. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
8 Sep 17
p. 1625.
MPN
15 Sep 17
p. 1856.
MPW
15 Sep 17
p. 1700, 1746
NYDM
8 Sep 17
p. 19.
Variety
31 Aug 17
p. 29.
Wid's
27 Sep 17
p. 616.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 September 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
2 September 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11341
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Carmelita Carrito, a young Mexican girl, is an aristocrat at heart despite the coarseness exhibited by her fat, indolent father Carpi. Although she has a lover named Pepo, Carmelita finds herself attracted to the bandit Leopoldo Juares when he takes refuge in her house. After his departure, Carmelita watches wistfully after him, eventually falling asleep by the window. An American Army officer, William Jerome, comes searching for Juares, and Carmelita, fascinated by the gringo, tells him that Juares is to meet her at the brook. Discovering her duplicity, Juares forces Carmelita to don his hat and coat. Jerome, mistaking Carmelita for the bandit, shoots the girl and is ordered to be executed before a firing squad. Carmelita then awakens from her dream to discover that United States troopers, led by Pepo, are converging upon her house to arrest Juares, who is hiding there. Pepo captures the bandit and wins a large reward as well as Carmelita's ... +


Carmelita Carrito, a young Mexican girl, is an aristocrat at heart despite the coarseness exhibited by her fat, indolent father Carpi. Although she has a lover named Pepo, Carmelita finds herself attracted to the bandit Leopoldo Juares when he takes refuge in her house. After his departure, Carmelita watches wistfully after him, eventually falling asleep by the window. An American Army officer, William Jerome, comes searching for Juares, and Carmelita, fascinated by the gringo, tells him that Juares is to meet her at the brook. Discovering her duplicity, Juares forces Carmelita to don his hat and coat. Jerome, mistaking Carmelita for the bandit, shoots the girl and is ordered to be executed before a firing squad. Carmelita then awakens from her dream to discover that United States troopers, led by Pepo, are converging upon her house to arrest Juares, who is hiding there. Pepo captures the bandit and wins a large reward as well as Carmelita's affections. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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