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The White Sister (1923)

A young woman becomes a nun when she believes her sweetheart has been killed, but things get complicated when he returns alive.

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Capt. Giovanni Severini
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Marchesa di Mola
J. Barney Sherry ...
Monsignor Saracinesca
Charles Lane ...
Juliette La Violette ...
Madame Bernard
Gustavo Serena ...
Prof. Ugo Severi (as Signor Serena)
Alfredo Bertone ...
Filmore Durand
Roman Ibanez ...
Count del Ferice
Alfredo Martinelli ...
Alfredo del Ferice
Ida Carloni Talli ...
Mother Superior (as Carloni Talli)
Giovanni Viccola ...
Gen. Mazzini
Antonio Barda ...
Alfredo's Tutor
Giacomo D'Attino ...
Solicitor to the Prince
Michele Gualdi ...
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Lillian Gish is the daughter of a rich Italian count who is killed in a fall from his horse. Though Lillian stands to inherit a large estate, her older half-sister burns the will and thus inherits the property herself, throwing Lillian into poverty. Fortunately, she is engaged to marry the dashing officer Ronald Coleman, but he is captured by Arabs on an expedition to Africa. Dedicating her life to his memory, Lillian becomes a nun, unaware that her lover has escaped his captors and returning to Italy! The climax takes place against a backdrop of the eruption of Mount Vesuvius. Written by Ed Lengel <egl2r@faraday.clas.virginia.edu>

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Capt. Giovanni Severini: It was my great love for you - but now - now I know you belong to God alone. I-I will never see you again...
Angela Chiaromonte: Until God's Great Tomorrow.
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Beware of video version.
7 June 1999 | by (New York, USA) – See all my reviews

The video version now available is a totally inadequate representation of a beautiful film, with gorgeous photography. Furthermore, it is severely cut, missing important scenes that show Lillian Gish at her most inventive. Hopefully, someone will come up with a better source for a future release.


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