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Title Dumb Girl of Portici
Published Kino Lorber, 1916
[San Francisco, California, USA] : Kanopy Streaming, 2021
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Description 1 online resource (streaming video file) (115 minutes): digital, .flv file, sound
Summary Previously unseen and long overdue for the spotlight, this film remains one of screen legend Lois Weber's finest creations and a landmark in women's cinema. Ballet dancer and choreographer Anna Pavlova lends her presence to Weber and Phillips Smalley's story of Fenella, a wordless fisher-girl living under the Spanish occupation of Naples in the mid-17th century, as she is seduced by a Spanish nobleman. However, when the nobleman betrays and abandons her, Fenella's broken heart inspires her brother to lead a rebellion against their overlords and free their people from rule. After a century's worth of work in restoration, THE DUMB GIRL OF PORTICI returns with a brilliant score by John Sweeney to delight modern audiences
Notes Title from title frames
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Performer Anna Pavlova, Laura Oakley, Rupert Julian
Event Originally produced by Kino Lorber in 1916
Notes Mode of access: World Wide Web
In English
Subject Motion Pictures
Motion pictures.
Genre/Form Feature films.
Form Streaming video
Author Weber, Lois, film director.
Smalley, Philips, film director
Pavlova, Anna, actor.
Oakley, Laura, actor.
Julian, Rupert, actor.
Kino Lorber (Firm),
Kanopy (Firm),