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According to a news item, in addition to starring in the film, designing the sets, and cutting, titling and assembling the film, Nazimova supervised the execution of the sets and gave her personal attention to the lighting ... More Less

According to a news item, in addition to starring in the film, designing the sets, and cutting, titling and assembling the film, Nazimova supervised the execution of the sets and gave her personal attention to the lighting effects. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 110.
MPN
11 Dec 20
p. 4503.
MPW
10 Jul 20
p. 216.
MPW
11 Dec 20
p. 912.
Variety
10 Dec 20
p. 35.
Wid's
5 Dec 20
p. 13.
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LITERARY
Based on the play L'Homme riche by Jean Jose Frappa and Henry Dupuy-Mazuel (Paris, Jun 1914).
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
22 November 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15826
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Princess Triloff, an emigrée from Czarist Russia, escapes to America where she becomes a patron of the arts. She falls in love with the verses of impoverished poet Owen Carey and becomes his anonymous benefactor. When Owen inherits a fortune from his rich Uncle Krakerfeller, he assumes his uncle's identity and confers his own upon an impoverished friend, Frank Manners. At a resort, Owen meets the princess and falls in love with her, but is chagrined to discover that she is enamored with Manners. The princess finally discovers Owen's real identity and the two fall in love. However, when a later will rescinds Owen's inheritance, he becomes intimidated by the princess' wealth and sulks away to his garret. The princess follows him and they are happily reunited in poverty when she discovers that her fortune has been confiscated in the ... +


Princess Triloff, an emigrée from Czarist Russia, escapes to America where she becomes a patron of the arts. She falls in love with the verses of impoverished poet Owen Carey and becomes his anonymous benefactor. When Owen inherits a fortune from his rich Uncle Krakerfeller, he assumes his uncle's identity and confers his own upon an impoverished friend, Frank Manners. At a resort, Owen meets the princess and falls in love with her, but is chagrined to discover that she is enamored with Manners. The princess finally discovers Owen's real identity and the two fall in love. However, when a later will rescinds Owen's inheritance, he becomes intimidated by the princess' wealth and sulks away to his garret. The princess follows him and they are happily reunited in poverty when she discovers that her fortune has been confiscated in the revolution. +

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