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The Tiger Woman (1917)

 |  Drama  |  18 February 1917 (USA)
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As she is about to be hanged for numerous crimes and treacheries, Princess Petrovich reviews her life of almost unmitigated evil.


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Complete credited cast:
Edward Roseman ...
Louis Dean ...
The Baron
Emil De Varney ...
The Count
John Webb Dillon ...
Glen White ...
Edwin Harris
Mary Martin ...
Mrs. Edwin Harris
Herbert Heyes ...
Mark Harris
Kittens Reichert ...
Harris Child
Edward Holt ...
Harris Boy's Father
Florence Martin ...
Marion Harding
George Clarke ...
Marion's Father
Kate Blancke ...
Marion's Mother
Charles McCann


The wicked princess ruins an ambassador, causes a son to kill his father, breaks up the boy's brother's marriage and is finally forced to stab herself by a valet whom she earlier had imprisoned. The ending title is "The wages of sin is death." Written by Ed Stephan <>

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The Champion Vampire of the Season






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18 February 1917 (USA)  »

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Theda Bara Claws in a Crowd
23 April 2011 | by (Earth) – See all my reviews

Repeating the plot successfully introduced in "A Fool There Was" (1915), seductive and selfish Russian royal Theda Bara (as Princess Petrovitch) goes through the usual succession of susceptible males - most notably servant John Webb Dillon (as Stevan), wealthy young Glen White (as Edwin) and his likewise initially happily married brother Herbert Heyes (as Mark). The American Film Institute (AFI) synopsis will reveal Ms. Bara's fate in this one, if you're interested. "The Tiger Woman" is a lost film.

In "Photoplay" (May 1917), writer Julian Johnson called it, "A whaling big vamp chance for Theda Bara, in a Russian setting. It will be popular wherever 'vamp' is a household word and Chesterton, Shaw, Dreiser and such are never heard of. So wide is notoriety and so narrow is fame." That was an apt description. Bara was Popular Player #6 in the 1917 "Motion Picture Magazine" poll.

**** The Tiger Woman (2/18/17) J. Gordon Edwards ~ Theda Bara, Herbert Heyes, John Dillon, Glen White

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