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The Married Virgin (1918)

 -  Drama  -  December 1918 (USA)
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An already engaged young woman is blackmailed into marrying a count in order to save her father from imprisonment.

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Vera Sisson ...
Mary McMillan
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Count Roberto di San Fraccini (as Rodolfo di Valentini)
Frank Newburg ...
Douglas McKee
Kathleen Kirkham ...
Mrs. McMillan
Edward Jobson ...
John McMillan
Lillian Leighton ...
Anne Mullins, the Maid
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In order to save her wealthy father from disgrace and a possible prison sentence, a daughter agrees to marry the gigolo who's been blackmailing him. What the daughter doesn't know, however, is that the gigolo is actually in cahoots with her father's new wife, a conniving schemer who plans to fleece her new husband for everything he has, then flee the country with her lover. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Re-released in 1920 and re-titled "Frivolous Wives" to cash in on Rudolph Valentino's newfound popularity. See more »

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Nice Little Melodrama that Valentino Lights Up
31 July 2010 | by (Orlando, United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this on a DVD that was part of a collection of Valentino films. Valentino does not appear for the first ten minutes, so I jumped to the conclusion that he played a bit part and the video makers were just adding it as fuller. When Valentino did come on, I found that I was wrong. He does have a substantial part and gives a very strong performance.

One thing that is really weird about the film is that Kathleen Kirkham plays the mother-in-law to Vera Sisson. Yet Kathleen was 23 years old and Sisson was 27 years old when the film was made. Kathleen is quite good in the movie. She shows a great deal of passion for Valentino.

The film is nicely shot and edited with a good and effective use of close-ups to emphasize details. Especially noteworthy is a flashback within a flashback, something I have rarely seen in a film before. Kathleen tells Valentino about a time when she overhead a blackmailer talking to her husband. We flashback to the scene with the blackmailer. The blackmailer tells the husband (Edward Jobson) that he saw the husband murder a man. We then flashback to the murder of the man. We then return to the blackmailer and the husband, followed by a return to the present time and the wife talking to Valentino. It reminded me of the nesting structure of Mary Shelley's "Frankenstein." Nearly every scene reveals great details about the time period, the cars, the mansion with the diverging staircase, a game of tennis with small rackets, even the clothes worn to the beach are fascinating to watch and capture the time period wonderfully. It gives us a nice idea how the upper class lived at this time.

The plot is not outstanding, but I think it represents a well done period melodrama involving a European Count who ruins a rich man by first seducing his young wife, then blackmailing him and finally forcing his daughter into marriage. The Count proves that he is a gentleman after all by not forcing his new bride to have sex with him, but saying that he will wait until she wants to. Thus she remains a "married virgin".

If it did not contain Valentino, the film would be merely interesting, but Valentino's assured and well acted performance makes it quite enjoyable.


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