The play opens with a beautifully colored scene of an Italian village. We are introduced to Teresa, the village coquette, who is the despair of the rustic beaus. Luigi is passionately in ... See full summary »

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The play opens with a beautifully colored scene of an Italian village. We are introduced to Teresa, the village coquette, who is the despair of the rustic beaus. Luigi is passionately in love with her; his passion blinds him to all else, even to the love of his mother. He is poor and Teresa is poor. Teresa wishes to go to the land of promise, America; she deplores her hopeless poverty. Luigi, to furnish her with money to go away, sells his cart and horse. His mother pleads against it; she curses him and the girl for their disloyalty. Teresa sails for America. Luigi goes on the boat as a deckhand. As the steamer passes into the horizon the old mother stands on a rock and, silhouetted against the setting sun, calls down a curse upon the woman of temptation. On the boat, Teresa flirts with Guiseppi, a dandified Americanized Italian. Luigi observes but is powerless to interfere. In America Teresa continues the break by flirting with Guiseppi. In the depth of his despair his mother arrives... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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19 February 1914 (USA)  »

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