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 ... See full summary »

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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)  »

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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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Progressive Era Film
12 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 40 year old Cecil B. DeMille certainly exploits the new woman in this film. He uses her as sex symbol and a chosen representative of the middle class woman. Ethnic and working class women used her as a point of reference for assimilation and inclusion.


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