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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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Although the film is in black-and-white, scenes with a heart had it hand-painted read. 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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