Once to Every Woman (1920)

Aurora Meredith, the village blacksmith's eldest daughter, is blessed with a natural singing voice. One day, Mrs. Thorndyke, a wealthy New Yorker, visits Aurora's village and upon hearing ... See full summary »

Director:

Allen Holubar

Writers:

Allen Holubar (story), Allen Holubar (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Dorothy Phillips ... Aurora Meredith
William Ellingford William Ellingford ... Matthew Meredith
Margaret Mann ... Mother Meredith (as Mrs. Margaret)
Emily Chichester Emily Chichester ... Patience Meredith
Elinor Field Elinor Field ... Virginia Meredith
Robert Anderson ... Phineas Scudder
Mary Wise Mary Wise ... Mrs. Thorndyke
Rudolph Valentino ... Juliantimo
Rosa Gore ... Mrs. Chichester Jones
Frank Elliott ... Duke of Devonshire
Dan Crimmins ... Mr. Chichester Jones
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Aurora Meredith, the village blacksmith's eldest daughter, is blessed with a natural singing voice. One day, Mrs. Thorndyke, a wealthy New Yorker, visits Aurora's village and upon hearing the girl sing in the church choir is so impressed with her ability that she sends her abroad to study. At the end of her third year of studies, Aurora's benefactress dies, and she is forced to accept the aid of Juliantimo, an Italian admirer. After attaining great fame as a singer, Aurora returns to America in order to escape the attentions of her Italian admirer and is awarded the starring role in a new opera. Juliantimo follows the singer, however, and on opening night positions himself in a box above the stage, shoots Aurora and then kills himself. Aurora recovers but loses her voice, and with the loss of her talents, her friends begin to desert her. Lonely, Aurora returns home where she is welcomed by her family and her childhood sweetheart Phineas Scudder. The traumatic death of Aurora's mother ... Written by Pamela Short

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opera | music student | orphan | See All (3) »

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What Is it that comes once to every woman? Love, marriage, the hunger for children? A great moment of decision? The sacrifice of unselfishness? (Print ad- The Bessemer Herald, ((Bessemer, Mich.)) 3 February 1922) See more »

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Drama

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A Jewel Production. Universal, lacking a theater chain, utilized a 3-tiered brand system to sell its product through 1929: Red Feather (low budget), Bluebird (mainstream) and Jewel (prestige productions, designed to draw higher roadshow ticket prices). See more »

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Country:

USA

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None

Release Date:

6 September 1920 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ambition See more »

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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