The World and Its Woman (1919)

Drama | 7 September 1919

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HISTORY

The film's original title, The Golden Song , was changed to The World and Its Woman in Jul 1919. Its premiere was held in Philadelphia on 1 Sep 1919. Farrar performs Jules Massenet's opera Thaïs in the film's opera scene. See listing above for Thais , filmed in 1918, for more information on that ... More Less

The film's original title, The Golden Song , was changed to The World and Its Woman in Jul 1919. Its premiere was held in Philadelphia on 1 Sep 1919. Farrar performs Jules Massenet's opera Thaïs in the film's opera scene. See listing above for Thais , filmed in 1918, for more information on that work. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Sep 19
p. 1279.
MPW
13 Sep 19
p. 1568.
MPW
20 Sep 19
pp. 1864-65.
Variety
12 Sep 19
p. 52.
Wid's
21 Sep 19
p. 3.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Golden Song
Release Date:
7 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
13 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14079
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
6,735
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

As a child, Marcia Warren, the daughter of an American civil engineer working in Russia, aspires to marry Prince Michael Orbeliana, the son of her father's employer. The prince later marries Baroness Olga Amilahvari, who is untrue to him, while Marcia becomes a noted opera singer. The prince calls on her and renews old affections, then the war comes, and the prince goes to the front with the Czar's troops. When he returns after the birth of Bolshevism, the prince learns that his wife and her lover Count Alix Voronassof have both been killed. In disguise, the prince searches for Marcia, who has been alone since her father died. Peter Poroschine is enamored of Marcia, and with other Bolshevists, he captures and tries to "nationalize" her. After the prince arrives in time to help Marcia outwit Peter, she and the prince escape together to ... +


As a child, Marcia Warren, the daughter of an American civil engineer working in Russia, aspires to marry Prince Michael Orbeliana, the son of her father's employer. The prince later marries Baroness Olga Amilahvari, who is untrue to him, while Marcia becomes a noted opera singer. The prince calls on her and renews old affections, then the war comes, and the prince goes to the front with the Czar's troops. When he returns after the birth of Bolshevism, the prince learns that his wife and her lover Count Alix Voronassof have both been killed. In disguise, the prince searches for Marcia, who has been alone since her father died. Peter Poroschine is enamored of Marcia, and with other Bolshevists, he captures and tries to "nationalize" her. After the prince arrives in time to help Marcia outwit Peter, she and the prince escape together to America. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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