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The Temptress (1926)

Passed | | Drama, Romance | 3 October 1926 (USA)
An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman.

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(as Vicente Blasco Ibañez), (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Manuel Robledo
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M.Fontenoy (as Marc MacDermott)
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Canterac
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Marquis de Torre Bianca
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Manos Duras
Robert Anderson ...
Pirovani (as Robert Andersen)
Francis McDonald ...
Timoteo
Hector V. Sarno ...
Rojas
Virginia Brown Faire ...
Celinda
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Storyline

In a masked ball in Paris, Manuel Robledo, a young Argentinian architect, meets Elena, the Marquess of Torre Blanca. Later, the young woman is rightly accused causing the misfortune and loss of wealth of Fontenoy, a man who fell for her charms. To escape social criticism, the Marquis of Torre Blanca transfers his residence to Argentina. There, Elena meets again Manuel, when he is building a river's dam. Manos Duras, a thug, harasses Elena, and when Manuel intervenes, he defies him to a whip duel. The duel is long and vicious, both men suffering many cuts on their faces and naked chests, but in the end, the thug is vanquished and humiliated. Manos Duras sets up an ambush to murder Manuel, but the Marquis of Torre Blanca is killed instead. Now, there only two men in love for Elena, the eternal temptress^Å Written by Artemis-9

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Ibanez never wrought a more powerful and alluring story than this tale of a girl who gambled with men, love, life itself! Dramatic! Colorful! Romantic! A great production, directed by the man who made "Ben Hur", with a great cast plus Greta Garbo, the flaming new film beauty. (Newspaper ad cut). See more »

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

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Release Date:

3 October 1926 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

La tentatrice  »

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Budget:

$669,000 (estimated)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Mauritz Stiller was fired after 10 days of production and replaced with Fred Niblo. See more »

Goofs

When the camera crane pulls back from Fontenoy along the long banquet table prior to his suicide, the crane throws a shadow across him from the overhead studio lighting. See more »

Quotes

Canterac: May I say goodbye - to - to her?
Manuel Robledo: In hell - would you offer prayers to the devil?
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Worth watching and the music is superb.
4 August 2000 | by See all my reviews

This movie played on Turner Classic Movies on (I think) Sunday night, 30 July 2000. I started viewing it near the mid-way point. I first stayed with it to see and wonder who this very attractive actress was. The movie was a find story of love lost. The overall acting was excellent - truly more than I expected from an old movie. The body language, the facial expressions and timing from the leading male are what one only hopes to see. That said, the music, which can add so much to a silent movie, was beautiful. Beautiful. To me, it was the highlight of the movie. The music was so clear (no noise) that I question if it was as old as the movie (reprocessed perhaps?). The Temptress is worth viewing and hearing.


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