Poppy (1917)

| Drama | 4 May 1917 (USA)
An orphan in Africa unwittingly marries an abusive man, falls in love with and gets pregnant by an amnesiac, runs away and becomes a novelist.


Edward José


Cynthia Stockley (novel), Ben Teal (play) | 2 more credits »




Cast overview:
Norma Talmadge ... Poppy Destinn
Eugene O'Brien ... Sir Evelyn Carson
Frederick Perry ... Luce Abinger
Jack Meredith Jack Meredith ... Dr. Bramhan
Dorothy Rogers Dorothy Rogers ... Mrs. Capron
Edna Whistler Edna Whistler ... Sophie Cornell
Marie Haynes Marie Haynes ... Mrs. Kennedy


The story of "Poppy" tells of how a young girl converted by a cruel aunt into a drudge on a South African farm runs away and finally finds herself in the home of an affinity of one of the three bad men of South Africa. This man takes her to his beautiful home under pretense of philanthropy, and previous to leaving on a visit to Europe he calls in a French priest who marries him to the girl, who is led to suppose that she is merely being adopted. She stays within the bounds of his home and garden without mingling with a living creature other than the servants, until one night the third of the three bad men, a bachelor, in a delirium from an attack of fever, enters the grounds by a gate that has accidentally been left unlocked. The girl happening there also a love scene is enacted which we are startled to learn near the close of the picture resulted in the birth of a child, which falls from a window in London, where his mother has become famous in the literary world, and is killed. The ... Written by Pamela Short

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A Photodrama That Tells of a Road To happiness Through Blood and Tears (Print Ad- Alaska Daily Empire, ((Juneau, Alaska)) 2 August 1919) See more »







Release Date:

4 May 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Le songe d'Evelyne See more »

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1.33 : 1
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The film is presumed to be lost, with the Library of Congress having a two-reel condensation of the second half of the film. See more »

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