The White Sister (1923)

Romance | 1923

Director:

Henry King

Writer:

Cinematographer:

Roy F. Overbaugh

Production Designer:

Robert Haas

Production Company:

Inspiration Pictures
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HISTORY

The film was also released in Feb 1924 at a length of 10 reels, 10,055 ft., and on 17 Apr 1924 at a length of 9,361 ft. For information on other adaptations of F. Marion Crawford's novel, please consult the entry for the 1915 Essanay production of The White Sister , directed by Fred E. Wright and starring Vila Allen and Richard C. Travers (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20 ... More Less

The film was also released in Feb 1924 at a length of 10 reels, 10,055 ft., and on 17 Apr 1924 at a length of 9,361 ft. For information on other adaptations of F. Marion Crawford's novel, please consult the entry for the 1915 Essanay production of The White Sister , directed by Fred E. Wright and starring Vila Allen and Richard C. Travers (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20 ). More Less

BIBLIOGRAPHIC SOURCES
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DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
9 Sep 1923
p. 8.
New York Times
6 Sep 1923
p. 10.
Photoplay
Nov 1923
p. 74.
Variety
13 Sep 1923
p. 30.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The White Sister by F. Marion Crawford (New York, 1909) and the play of the same name by Walter Hackett and F. Marion Crawford (New York, 27 Sep 1909).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 5 September 1923
Copyright Claimants:
Inspiration Pictures, Inc. Inspiration Pictures, Inc.
Copyright Dates:
21 September 1923 12 January 1924
Copyright Numbers:
LU19430 LP19852
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
13,147
Length(in reels):
13
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Angela Chiaromonte, heir to a vast Italian estate, is left penniless and homeless when her father dies and her half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola, destroys the will dividing the property between the two daughters. Angela's fiancé, Giovanni Severini, goes to war in Africa, promising marriage on his return. When reports of his death arrive, Angela joins a convent. Severini, taken prisoner, escapes to Italy and there meets Angela, whom he tries to persuade to renounce her vows. /ngela rejects him, unable to leave the order. Severini dies helping the townspeople escape the erupting ... +


Angela Chiaromonte, heir to a vast Italian estate, is left penniless and homeless when her father dies and her half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola, destroys the will dividing the property between the two daughters. Angela's fiancé, Giovanni Severini, goes to war in Africa, promising marriage on his return. When reports of his death arrive, Angela joins a convent. Severini, taken prisoner, escapes to Italy and there meets Angela, whom he tries to persuade to renounce her vows. /ngela rejects him, unable to leave the order. Severini dies helping the townspeople escape the erupting Vesuvius. +

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