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A Woman of the World (1925)

A sensual European countess arrives at a small American town where she quickly provokes moral outrage from the community. Upon arriving, even before she steps out of her taxi a district ... See full summary »

Director:

Malcolm St. Clair

Writers:

Pierre Collings, Carl Van Vechten (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Pola Negri ... Countess Elnora Natatorini
Charles Emmett Mack ... Gareth Johns
Holmes Herbert ... Richard Granger
Blanche Mehaffey ... Lennie Porter
Chester Conklin ... Sam Poore
Lucille Ward Lucille Ward ... Lou Poore
Guy Oliver ... Judge Porter
Dot Farley ... Mrs. Bierbauer
May Foster May Foster ... Mrs. Fox
Dorothea Wolbert ... Annie
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A sensual European countess arrives at a small American town where she quickly provokes moral outrage from the community. Upon arriving, even before she steps out of her taxi a district attorney informs her that loose women aren't welcome here. Donning a cigarette holder she explains with a seductive smile that she comes from Italy and asks for directions to her cousins château. The femme fatales exploits include drinking, smoking in public, enticing men, wearing extravagant garments and boasting a tattoo of a skull on her forearm. Written by norma-desmond

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Pola as the storm center of many hearts. A woman of fire-a woman of love- a woman of the world. A modern small town romance produced by the man who made "Are Parents People?" and "The Trouble With Wives." (Print Ad- Owosso Argus-Press, ((Owosso, Mich.)) 16 February 1926)

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Comedy | Drama

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Unsatisfying, Far-out Silent
9 June 2013 | by GManfredSee all my reviews

"Woman Of The World" is billed as a comedy but is more of a romantic drama. It's a good chance to see Pola Negri, who was thought to be very glamorous and exotic in the 20's but seems dated and old-fashioned now. To be fair, she was not photographed in a flattering manner in this film, but she has a tattoo, which would put her in the 21st century trendwise.

The plot is far-fetched. She is a European Countess who comes to live with her cousin in small town, USA. The local DA (Holmes Herbert) is on a crusade to rid the town of vice and spots a likely suspect in Negri - who is smoking in public! He confronts her and is smitten. The story becomes a battle of wits and he is challenged by a young buck (Charles Emmett Mack) for her affections. The DA is then alternately imperious and abject in her presence as the story progresses, confusing the issue.

'Woman Of The World" is outdated and overacted and prone to melodramatics. Comedy relief is supplied by Chester Conklin as her cousin with whom she is staying. Unless you have never seen Pola Negri this picture is worth missing. The actions of all concerned do not ring true and ultimately is too fanciful and does not cast Ms. Negri in a favorable light. Shown at Cinevent, Columbus, O., 5/13.


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Country:

USA

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Release Date:

28 December 1925 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A Condessa Democrata See more »

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Paramount Pictures See more »
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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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