The Chalice of Sorrow (1916)

Drama | 9 October 1916

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HISTORY

A subtitle for this film, which was crossed out on the synopsis in the copyright descriptions, was "A Reincarnation of ... More Less

A subtitle for this film, which was crossed out on the synopsis in the copyright descriptions, was "A Reincarnation of Tosca." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
7 Oct 16
p. 2226.
MPW
14 Oct 16
p. 297.
Variety
29 Sep 16
p. 26.
Wid's
7 Jul 16
p. 24.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
A Reincarnation of Tosca
Release Date:
9 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
16 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9134
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Performing in Mexico, American opera star Lorelei enthralls Francisco De Sarpina, the governor of the province. Lorelei has no time for him, however, since her fiancé, Marion Leslie, is also in Mexico. The jealous Sarpina has Marion arrested on a trumped-up charge and then orders a firing squad to execute him at sunrise. Sarpina tells Lorelei that he will relent only if she spends the night with him. Lorelei agrees, but during the night she stabs Sarpina to death. She rushes to Marion's cell carrying two passports signed by Sarpina that will guarantee their safe exit from Mexico, but she discovers that the governor had tricked her: he did not commute the sentence, and Marion has already been ... +


Performing in Mexico, American opera star Lorelei enthralls Francisco De Sarpina, the governor of the province. Lorelei has no time for him, however, since her fiancé, Marion Leslie, is also in Mexico. The jealous Sarpina has Marion arrested on a trumped-up charge and then orders a firing squad to execute him at sunrise. Sarpina tells Lorelei that he will relent only if she spends the night with him. Lorelei agrees, but during the night she stabs Sarpina to death. She rushes to Marion's cell carrying two passports signed by Sarpina that will guarantee their safe exit from Mexico, but she discovers that the governor had tricked her: he did not commute the sentence, and Marion has already been executed. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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