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HISTORY

This film was re-issued on 2 Mar 1919. Modern sources list DeMille as the film editor and Wilfred Buckland as the art ... More Less

This film was re-issued on 2 Mar 1919. Modern sources list DeMille as the film editor and Wilfred Buckland as the art director. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
15 Mar 19
p. 1151, 1159
MPN
25 Dec 15
p. 82.
MPN
15 Jan 16
p. 260, 274
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 442.
New York Times
3 Jan 16
p. 22.
NYDM
8 Jan 16
p. 30.
Variety
18 Dec 15
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
22 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LU7262
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While singing in a restaurant, Renee Dupree is spotted by Otto Muller, an opera impresario. Taken with her beauty, Muller offers her the starring role in his company's next production. Renee happily accepts the part only to discover later that Muller intends to make her his mistress. Engaged to Julien, a poor but talented violinist and composer, Renee refuses Muller's sexual advances and is fired. When Muller finds out that Julien, who has been writing an opera for him, is Renee's fiancé, he dismisses him as well. Penniless, Julien takes work in a foundry, an exhausting job that causes him to fall sick. Distressed over her lover's health, Renee agrees to meet Muller's demands in exchange for a production of Julien's opera with her as star. As contracted, Renee goes to meet Muller after the successful opening show but luckily finds him dead, the victim of a vengeful, jilted ... +


While singing in a restaurant, Renee Dupree is spotted by Otto Muller, an opera impresario. Taken with her beauty, Muller offers her the starring role in his company's next production. Renee happily accepts the part only to discover later that Muller intends to make her his mistress. Engaged to Julien, a poor but talented violinist and composer, Renee refuses Muller's sexual advances and is fired. When Muller finds out that Julien, who has been writing an opera for him, is Renee's fiancé, he dismisses him as well. Penniless, Julien takes work in a foundry, an exhausting job that causes him to fall sick. Distressed over her lover's health, Renee agrees to meet Muller's demands in exchange for a production of Julien's opera with her as star. As contracted, Renee goes to meet Muller after the successful opening show but luckily finds him dead, the victim of a vengeful, jilted mistress. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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