|The Tiger Woman|
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|Directed by|| J. Gordon Edwards |
|Produced by||William Fox|
|Written by||Adrian Johnson (scenario)|
|Story by||James W. Adams|
|Starring|| Theda Bara |
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
The Tiger Woman was a 1917 American silent drama film directed by J. Gordon Edwards and George Bellamy and starring Theda Bara. The film is now considered lost.
Countess Irma (Theda Bara) is a Russian villainess who becomes the ruthless Princess Petrovich, who loves only her pearls. Her husband, the Prince (Edward Roseman), sells state secrets to a spy to pay her exorbitant bills, and her response is to report him to the secret police.
Then she runs off to Monte Carlo with her lover, Count Zerstoff (Emil DeVarney), but she poisons him after he racks up a load of gambling losses. She goes to America followed by Stevan, a disgruntled servant (John Webb Dillon) and there she wreaks more havoc.
The Princess' next victim is Edwin Harris (Glen White). He dumps his fiancée (Florence Martin) for the vamp and steals money from his father (Edward Holt). The shock kills the father and the Princess has Edwin sent off to jail. She next becomes involved with Edwin's brother, Mark (Herbert Heyes), inspiring him to leave his wife (Mary Martin) and child (Kittens Reichert).
Finally Edwin and Stevan (who also has been sent to jail through the Princess' machinations) get away from their confinement and head over to the vamp's. She tries to stab Stevan, but he turns the knife onto herself and she is fatally stabbed. But before she dies she confesses all, which clears the name of both Harris brothers, and Mark returns to his wife.
|Theda Bara||Princess Petrovitch|
|Edward Roseman||Prince Petrovitch|
|Louis Dean||The Baron|
|Emil DeVarney||The Count Zerstoff|
|John Webb Dillon||Stevan|
|Glen White||Edwin Harris|
|Mary Martin||Mrs. Edwin Harris|
|Herbert Heyes||Mark Harris|
|Kittens Reichert||Harris Child|
|Edward Holt||Harris Boy's Father|
|Florence Martin||Marion Harding|
|George Clarke||Marion's Father|
|Kate Blancke||Marion's Mother|
The film was released in Brazil with title Mulher Tigre on July 26, 1917at Cine Ideal, situated at the centre of Rua da Carioca 60-62, Rio de Janeiro. It was a hit amongst the Brazilian audience for six weeks and it was also exhibited on Cines Capitolio and Pathé from August 5, 1917. Cine Pathé was a cinema located at Floriano square also called Cinelândia. Cine Ideal belonged to the group Severiano Ribeiro, which still holds in its storehouse a couple of old silent films.
Theda Bara was an American silent film and stage actress.
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The Stain is a 1914 American silent drama film directed by Frank Powell and starring Edward José and Thurlow Bergen. Its cast also includes Theda Bara in her screen debut, although she is credited under her birth name Theodosia Goodman. The production was shot at Fox Studios in Fort Lee, New Jersey and on location in Lake Ronkonkoma, New York. A print of the film was discovered in Australia in the 1990s and is preserved at the George Eastman House.
The Kreutzer Sonata is a lost 1915 American silent romantic drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and costarring Nance O'Neil, Theda Bara, and William H. Shay. The film was based on the play of the same name by Jacob Gordin, which was based on Leo Tolstoy's 1889 novella. Produced by Fox Film Corporation, it was shot at the company's studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey.
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