The Ordeal of Rosetta (1918)

Drama | June 1918

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HISTORY

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

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The working title of the film was The Phantom Feud .

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald
16 Mar 1918
p. 34.
Exhibitors Herald
30 Mar 1918
p. 26.
Exhibitors Herald
30 Mar 1918
p. 32.
Exhibitors Herald
20 Apr 1918
p. 34.
Exhibitors Herald
18 May 1918
p. 30.
Exhibitors Herald
7 Jun 1918
p. 36.
Exhibitors Herald
15 Jun 1918
p. 31.
Exhibitors Trade Review
1 Jun 1918
p. 2031.
Lawton News [Lawton, OK]
2 Jun 1918
p. 8.
Motion Picture News
30 Mar 1918
p. 1870.
Motion Picture News
30 Mar 1918
p. 1892.
Motion Picture News
6 Apr 1918
p. 2059.
Motion Picture News
13 Apr 1918
p. 2231.
Motion Picture News
1 Jun 1918
p. 3281.
Motion Picture News
8 Jun 1918
p. 3343.
Motion Picture News
22 Jun 1918
p. 3745.
Motography
13 Apr 1918
p. 706.
Motography
20 Apr 1918
p. 756.
Moving Picture World
8 Jun 1918
p. 1479.
NYDM
29 Jun 1918
p. 927.
San Francisco Chronicle
20 Jun 1918
p. 5.
San Francisco Chronicle
24 Jun 1918
p. 3.
Times Dispatch [Richmond, VA]
2 Jun 1918
p. 34.
Variety
21 Jun 1918
p. 22.
Variety
19 Jul 1918
p. 36.
Wid's Daily
21 Jul 1918
pp. 25-26.
Wid's Daily
6 Oct 1918
p. 31.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Phantom Feud
Release Date:
June 1918
Premiere Information:
Lawton, OK, opening: 2 Jun 1918; Richmond, VA, opening: 3 Jun 1918; New York opening: week of 21 Jun 1918; San Francisco opening: 23 Jun 1918
Production Date:
mid or late Mar--early Apr 1918
Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Select Pictures Corp.
27 May 1918
LP12456
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,865
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
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 ...

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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.

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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