Paphnutius, a wealthy Alexandrian, is about to embrace the new faith of Christianity, but is persuaded by a friend to first see Thais, the most notable courtesan of her time. He falls in ... See full summary »

Writers:

Edfrid A. Bingham (scenario), Anatole France (novel)

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Cast overview:
Mary Garden ... Thais
Hamilton Revelle Hamilton Revelle ... Paphnutius
Crauford Kent ... Lollius
Lionel Adams ... Cynius
Alice Chapin Alice Chapin ... Mother Superior
Margaret Townsend Margaret Townsend ... Nun
Charles Trowbridge ... Nicias
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Paphnutius, a wealthy Alexandrian, is about to embrace the new faith of Christianity, but is persuaded by a friend to first see Thais, the most notable courtesan of her time. He falls in love with her, but is forced to kill a rival and conscience again urges him toward the new faith. He becomes a monk, but leaves the cloister to return to Alexandria to seek to convert Thais. In this he succeeds and she joins a nunnery. He saves her soul but loses his own peace of mind. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama

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Country:

USA

Release Date:

30 December 1917 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Thaïs See more »

Filming Locations:

Anastasia Island, Florida, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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