The Exquisite Sinner (1926)

Romance | 28 March 1926

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HISTORY

Josef von Sternberg was replaced during filming, and Phil Rosen completed the film. An item in the 17 Jan 1926 FD reported that Rosen was filming Conrad Nagel and Renée Adorée on location, fifth miles north of Los Angeles. ...

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Josef von Sternberg was replaced during filming, and Phil Rosen completed the film. An item in the 17 Jan 1926 FD reported that Rosen was filming Conrad Nagel and Renée Adorée on location, fifth miles north of Los Angeles.

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Film Daily
17 Jan 1926
p. 10
Variety
28 Apr 1926
p. 49
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
Joe Farnham
Titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
ART DIRECTORS
Art dir
Joseph Wright
Art dir
FILM EDITOR
John W. English
Film ed
COSTUMES
Ward
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Escape by Alden Brooks (New York, 1924).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 March 1926
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Corp.
19 April 1926
LP22777
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,977 , 5,844
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

Dominique Prad, a wounded soldier convalescing at a French resort with his fiancée, determines to escape the conventions of society when he sees a group of Gypsies in the town. A wire from Paris urges him to return and take charge of his uncle's business, but at his uncle's funeral he finds that his sisters have inherited the estate. Though made manager of a silk mill, he spends his time painting. His sisters and brother-in-law destroy his paintings and denounce him as a loafer; infuriated, he goes to a doctor, who, to his chagrin, declares him well. As a result, he attempts suicide. Thinking him insane, his family tie him to the bedpost, but he escapes in a colonel's uniform and joins a Gypsy band. Silda, a Gypsy maid, learning of a reward for his capture, flees the camp and Secchi, her lover, with Dominique; and they are befriended by a Breton mayor. Secchi discovers them at the mayor's about to be married; Dominique denounces his family and fiancée and insults the colonel; and a bloodless duel ensues. To the approval of the Bretons, he departs with the Gypsy ...

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Dominique Prad, a wounded soldier convalescing at a French resort with his fiancée, determines to escape the conventions of society when he sees a group of Gypsies in the town. A wire from Paris urges him to return and take charge of his uncle's business, but at his uncle's funeral he finds that his sisters have inherited the estate. Though made manager of a silk mill, he spends his time painting. His sisters and brother-in-law destroy his paintings and denounce him as a loafer; infuriated, he goes to a doctor, who, to his chagrin, declares him well. As a result, he attempts suicide. Thinking him insane, his family tie him to the bedpost, but he escapes in a colonel's uniform and joins a Gypsy band. Silda, a Gypsy maid, learning of a reward for his capture, flees the camp and Secchi, her lover, with Dominique; and they are befriended by a Breton mayor. Secchi discovers them at the mayor's about to be married; Dominique denounces his family and fiancée and insults the colonel; and a bloodless duel ensues. To the approval of the Bretons, he departs with the Gypsy girl.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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