The Siren's Song (1919 film)
|The Siren's Song|
|Directed by||J. Gordon Edwards|
|Written by||Charles Kenyon (scenario)|
|Cinematography||John W. Boyle|
|Distributed by||Fox Film Corporation|
As described in a film magazine review, Marie Bernais, a Breton village girl, possesses a wonderful voice which her father believes is a gift from the devil. Raoul Nieppe loves her, but fears marrying below his station, and his rejection results in a suicide attempt by Marie. She is rescued by Hector Remey who was once a tenor but is now a Punch and Judy showman. Because of his assistance, she becomes a famous singer. When Raoul finds her, she is the mistress of Gaspard Prevost, a rich merchant who has a wife. Raoul persuades Marie to end the liaison, but she discovers that his anxiety was due to a desire to possess her. Distraught, she persists in singing for soldiers even though she is warned that this would damage her voice. She once again becomes a humble peasant girl. Gaspard, now free due to the death of his wife, seeks her out, and she finds happiness in an honorable marriage.
- "Progressive Silent Film List: The Siren's Song". silentera.com. Retrieved 2013-10-21.
- "Advertising Aids for Busy Managers: The Siren's Song". Moving Picture World. New York City: Chalmers Publishing Company. 39 (3): 391–92. Jan 18, 1919. Retrieved 2014-07-10.
- Wlaschin, Ken (2009). The Silent Cinema in Song, 1896-1929: An Illustrated History and Catalog of Songs Inspired by the Movies and Stars, with a List of Recordings. McFarland. p. 72. ISBN 978-0-7864-3804-4.
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