Woman of the World is about a Countess who is spurned by her lover, but she has already branded herself with his crest, a tattoo on her arm. Betrayed and craving a change of scenery, she travels to Iowa to stay with distant relatives, who are bewildered by her but eager to placate a Countess.
I had heard great things about this movie for years so I was excited when this movie was screened at Cinevent in 2013. However, I was utterly bored with Pola Negri. She played the vamp type, but there is nothing alluring or sexy about her. Her round, somewhat plain face and dull personality couldn't become jazzy no matter how much makeup they caked on her face, and believe me, they tried.
As a historical piece, there are worse movies you could see. The story isn't bad and it certainly illustrates what small-town life was like in the 1920s, a far cry from that of the city that most people associate with the flapper era.
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