Bara is unusually cast as a nearly virginal nurse and actress. She does manage to get one man to blow his brains out before she reforms and marries an Episcopal priest.

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Bara is unusually cast as a nearly virginal nurse and actress. She does manage to get one man to blow his brains out before she reforms and marries an Episcopal priest.

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Tragic loss For Silent Cinema
31 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Michael West ( Albert Roscoe ), a divinity student, returns home to visit his ailing father Mortimer ( Joseph Swickard ) and falls in love with the old man's youthful nurse, Lillian Marchand ( Theda Bara ). One evening, Lillian, inspired by the strains of distant music, dances gleefully in the garden, and Mortimer, secretly watching her, is seized with passion. Although Lillian struggles against him, Mortimer embraces her and then collapses, causing Michael to blame her for his father's death. Hurt and disillusioned, Lillian enters into a dissolute life as the dancer Poppea, and Michael's cousin, Reggie West ( Jack Rollens ), soon becomes the most ardent of her suitors. Visiting her to plead the boy's cause, Michael embraces Lillian, but Reggie sees them and commits suicide. Michael again rejects Lillian, whereupon she hosts a party at which she offers herself to the highest bidder. She is saved by Michael's offer of a bunch of lilies, and with all mistrust dispelled, they begin anew.

This 1918 silent drama was produced by the Fox Film Corporation and starred the popular actress, Theda Bara. Tragically, When a Woman Sins remains one of her many lost films.


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