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The film was a remake of The Cheat (1915, see entry). According to the 3 Feb 1923 Motion Picture News, principal photography began 29 Jan 1923. ... More Less

The film was a remake of The Cheat (1915, see entry). According to the 3 Feb 1923 Motion Picture News, principal photography began 29 Jan 1923.
More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
3 Feb 1923
p, 595.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 September 1923
Premiere Information:
New York premiere: 27 August 1923
Production Date:
began 29 January 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 August 1923
Copyright Number:
LP19324
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,323
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

South American beauty Carmelita De Córdoba, who is betrothed to an elderly Latin American, elopes with New York broker Dudley Drake; and after being disinherited by her father, she falls into the clutches of Rao-Singh, a crook masquerading as an Indian prince. When Carmelita seeks to repay her debt to him with money, he refuses her check and brands her as a cheat with his family crest. Carmelita retaliates by shooting him, then escapes. Dudley Drake arrives in time to take the rap, but he is acquitted when Carmelita shows the brand on her shoulder, and the courtroom mobs the bogus ... +


South American beauty Carmelita De Córdoba, who is betrothed to an elderly Latin American, elopes with New York broker Dudley Drake; and after being disinherited by her father, she falls into the clutches of Rao-Singh, a crook masquerading as an Indian prince. When Carmelita seeks to repay her debt to him with money, he refuses her check and brands her as a cheat with his family crest. Carmelita retaliates by shooting him, then escapes. Dudley Drake arrives in time to take the rap, but he is acquitted when Carmelita shows the brand on her shoulder, and the courtroom mobs the bogus prince. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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