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Elizza La Porta,
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Thomas von Weerth is the last survivor of a noble family, now living isolated in his castle. He contemplates his ancestor, the "Blue Boy" who wears the emerald of death which has brought destruction to his family. Is he, Thomas, his reincarnation? The real emerald was hidden in the castle by an ancestor. In his sleep, the painting comes to life and leads him to the emerald. A gypsy group arrives at the castle, the leader's daughter seducing the impressionable Thomas. The group strip him of everything, including the emerald, burn the castle and destroy the portrait. Thomas is near death when he is brought back to health by a young actress.
This film may never have been shown as a feature for it was not reviewed by contemporary critics.
The above information is gleaned from Lotte Eisner's biography of Murnau.
This film is a LOST film- no negative or print materials are known to survive. There are however extant stills.
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