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The Married Virgin (1918)

Not Rated | | Drama | December 1918 (USA)
An already engaged young woman is blackmailed into marrying a count in order to save her father from imprisonment.

Director:

Joseph Maxwell (as Joe Maxwell)

Writers:

Hayden Talbot (screenplay), Hayden Talbot (story)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Vera Sisson ... Mary McMillan
Rudolph Valentino ... Count Roberto di San Fraccini (as Rodolfo di Valentini)
Frank Newburg Frank Newburg ... Douglas McKee
Kathleen Kirkham Kathleen Kirkham ... Mrs. McMillan
Edward Jobson Edward Jobson ... John McMillan
Lillian Leighton ... Anne Mullins, the Maid
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Storyline

In order to save her wealthy father from disgrace and a possible prison sentence, a daughter agrees to marry the gigolo who's been blackmailing him. What the daughter doesn't know, however, is that the gigolo is actually in cahoots with her father's new wife, a conniving schemer who plans to fleece her new husband for everything he has, then flee the country with her lover. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama

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Not Rated
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

December 1918 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Frivolous Wives See more »

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Maxwell Productions (I) See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Re-released in 1920 and re-titled "Frivolous Wives" to cash in on Rudolph Valentino's newfound popularity. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film was originally reviewed at 7 reels, but it is unclear whether this version was ever released. See more »

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Referenced in Hollywood: Swanson and Valentino (1980) See more »

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If it weren't for Rudy
14 March 2017 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

The Married Virgin is worth seeing only for the presence of screen legend Rudolph Valentino in his salad days before stardom. Here he plays a villain, something of what he was in real life, a no account gigolo who gives himself a title and the airs that go with it. Rudy's the boy toy of Kathleen Kirkham second and trophy wife of Edward Jobson who Rudy is blackmailing.

Rudy's blackmail price; Jobson's daughter in wedlock Vera Sisson a rather non-descript young beauty with no personality whose heart belongs with earnest and dull Frank Newburg. Honestly I can't believe she wouldn't have gone whole hog for Rudy next to the drip Newburg was.

She does marry Rudy, but she won't give in to him. Hence the title The Married Virgin. Oh you poor child.

Valentino's presence next to these other nondescripts stands out so glaringly it's frightening. Although he might have been stuck in these exotic villain roles his whole life had his career not taken the turn it did.

The film is eminently forgettable other than for Rudolph Valentino.


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