The poet had a young friend named Paul, and the friendship that existed between them was deep and of long duration. Then came an actress, gay and capricious, whose past was strewn with ... See full summary »

Director:

Lois Weber

Writers:

Robert Browning (poem), Lois Weber (adaption) (co-writer)
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Cast overview:
Lois Weber ... The Actress
Phillips Smalley ... The Poet
Eugene Pallette ... Paul - the Poet's Ward (as Gene Pallette)
Margarita Fischer
Douglas Gerrard Douglas Gerrard ... The Tenor
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The poet had a young friend named Paul, and the friendship that existed between them was deep and of long duration. Then came an actress, gay and capricious, whose past was strewn with wrecks of youth who had dared to hope, and lost. Maturity granted unto the elderly poet a wisdom that perceived the folly that followed a chance meeting between his young friend and this actress, for Paul became madly infatuated. He accepted as sincere caresses that were but the action of a playful mood, while she waited for game more fitting to her wiles. And because the poet knew her kind and loved his friend, Paul, he pretends to love the vampire in order to save that friend from the wreck he knows will follow. This is accomplished and Paul is neglected for the new man, the poet. So Paul discovers what he believes to be the perfidy of one he loved better than all else, other than she who portrayed the character of "Carmen." He never realized the poet's sacrifice. For what to the poet was but a game, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 September 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Will make a strong appeal to women
4 November 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This adaptation from Robert Browning will make a strong appeal to women. One of the keen, feminine members of the censorship board was overheard to remark that it was "grand." It is well played by Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber. There are charming and extensive backgrounds, in fact, good staging throughout. The photography is excellent. - The Moving Picture World, September 6, 1913


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