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In a Mexican border town Arthur befriends cantina girl Poll. She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa. When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped into thinking Poll is Rosa and marries her. When his vision is surgically restored, he leaves for Siam to find Rosa. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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9 December 1921 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El paraíso de un iluso  »

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In order to get special scenic effects, photographer Alvin Wyckoff, along with his assistant and a guide, spent two days climbing to the top of Mount Whitney to shoot forty feet of film. See more »

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Remade as The Magnificent Lie (1931) See more »

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No Heart
11 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

I didn't feel anything when I watched this film except boredom. There was no real story to it, and the only redeeming feature that it had was that it paid attention to detail in relation to the costumes and setting. I think DeMille makes a better than he does a director.


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