The Dumb Girl of Portici
The Dumb Girl of Portici is a 1916 American silent historical drama film directed by Phillips Smalley and Lois Weber and starring Anna Pavlova, Rupert Julian and Wadsworth Harris. It was adapted by Weber from the libretto by Germain Delavigne and Eugène Scribe for Daniel Auber's 1828 opera La muette de Portici (The Mute of Portici). The film marked Pavlova's only feature film performance.
|The Dumb Girl of Portici|
|Directed by||Phillips Smalley |
|Produced by||Carl Laemmle|
|Written by||Germain Delavigne (opera) |
Eugène Scribe (opera)
|Starring||Anna Pavlova |
|Cinematography||Dal Clawson |
Allen G. Siegler
|Distributed by||Universal Film Manufacturing Company|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
The film was released on DVD/Blu-ray in 2018 with a new score by John Sweeney.
- Anna Pavlova as Fenella
- Rupert Julian as Masaniello
- Wadsworth Harris as Duke d'Arcos
- Douglas Gerrard as Alphonso
- Jack Holt as Conde
- Betty Schade as Isabella
- Edna Maison as Elvira
- Jack Hoxie as Perrone
- William Wolbert as Pietro
- Laura Oakley as Rilla
- Nigel De Brulier as Father Francisco
- Lina Basquette as Child
- Slide p.43
- "Milestone Film".
- Slide, Anthony. Early Women Directors. A. S. Barnes, 1977.
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