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The Temptress ()


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An architect tries suppressing his passion for a seductive woman.

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Elena
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Manuel Robledo
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M.Fontenoy (as Marc MacDermott)
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Canterac
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Marquis de Torre Bianca
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Manos Duras
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Pirovani (as Robert Andersen)
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Timoteo
Hector V. Sarno ...
Rojas
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Celinda
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Helen Brent
Steve Clemente ...
Salvadore (uncredited)
Roy Coulson ...
Trinidad (uncredited)
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Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
Inez Gomez ...
Sebastiana (uncredited)
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Duras Henchman (uncredited)
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Caballero (uncredited)
Annabelle Magnus ...
Little Girl (uncredited)
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Argentine Ranch Hand (uncredited)
Louis Mercier ...
Newspaper Vendor (uncredited)
Alys Murrell ...
Josephine (uncredited)
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Duras Henchman (uncredited)
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Argentine Reveler (uncredited)
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Undetermined Secondary Role (uncredited)

Directed by

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Fred Niblo
Mauritz Stiller ... (uncredited)

Written by

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Vicente Blasco Ibáñez ... () (as Vicente Blasco Ibañez)
 
Dorothy Farnum ... (scenario)
 
Marian Ainslee ... (titles)

Produced by

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Irving Thalberg ... producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Michael Picton ... (original score by)
Ernst Luz ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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William H. Daniels ... (photographed by) (as William Daniels)
Tony Gaudio ... (photographed by) (as Gaetano Gaudio)

Film Editing by

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Lloyd Nosler ... film editor

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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H. Bruce Humberstone ... assistant director

Art Department

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James Basevi ... settings
Cedric Gibbons ... settings

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Buddy Longworth ... still photographer (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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André-ani ... wardrobe
Max Rée ... wardrobe (uncredited)

Music Department

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Dan Blessinger ... scoring mixer
Belinda Broughton ... concert master
Heather Clark ... musician: flute
Rose Corrigan ... musician: bassoon
Ross DeRoche ... orchestra contractor (as Ross deRoche)
Karen Elaine ... musician: viola
Mike Grego ... musician: clarinet
Tom Hardisty ... score recordist
Alan Kaplan ... musician: trombone
Peter Kent ... musician: violin
Larry Kenton ... conductor
Armen Ksajikian ... musician: cello
Phillipe Levy ... musician: violin (as Philip Levy)
Jon Lewis ... musician: trumpet
Tim May ... musician: guitar
Jason Meier ... assistant score recordist
Joe Meyer ... musician: horn
Steve Richards ... musician: cello
David Shostac ... musician: flute
Joe Stone ... musician: oboe
James Thatcher ... musician: horn (as Jim Thatcher)
Mark Watters ... conductor

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Dan Blessinger ... studio manager: Martinsound Studios
Adriana DeRoche ... supervising copyist (as Adriana deRoche)
Don McGinnis ... copyist
Kirsten Smith ... studio manager: Todd-AO Scoring Stage

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Lon Bender ... special thanks
Elmer Bernstein ... in memory of
Christian Hellum ... special thanks
Ruth Anna Millman ... special thanks (as R. Anna Millman)
Mark Northam ... special thanks
Don B. Ray ... special thanks (as Don Ray)
Mike Uchida ... special thanks
Aaron Zigman ... special thanks
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Plot Summary

In a masked ball in Paris, Manuel Robledo, a young Argentinian architect, meets Elena, the Marquess of Torre Blanca. Later, the young woman is rightly accused causing the misfortune and loss of wealth of Fontenoy, a man who fell for her charms. To escape social criticism, the Marquis of Torre Blanca transfers his residence to Argentina. There, Elena meets again Manuel, when he is building a river's dam. Manos Duras, a thug, harasses Elena, and when Manuel intervenes, he defies him to a whip duel. The duel is long and vicious, both men suffering many cuts on their faces and naked chests, but in the end, the thug is vanquished and humiliated. Manos Duras sets up an ambush to murder Manuel, but the Marquis of Torre Blanca is killed instead. Now, there only two men in love for Elena, the eternal temptress^Å Written by Artemis-9

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Taglines She had added another to her list of victims (from original lobby card) See more »
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Also Known As
  • La tentatrice (France)
  • Dämon Weib (Germany)
  • Totentanz der Liebe (Germany)
  • La tierra de todos (Spain)
  • O peirasmos (Greece)
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  • 117 min
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Box Office

Budget $669,000 (estimated)
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $378,000

Did You Know?

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Trivia Mauritz Stiller was fired after 10 days of production and replaced with Fred Niblo. See more »
Goofs When the camera crane pulls back from Fontenoy along the long banquet table prior to his suicide, the crane throws a shadow across him from the overhead studio lighting. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Hollywood (1980). See more »
Quotes Manuel Robledo: Mademoiselle - will you think me too bold - if I ask to see your face?
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