Fedora


1918

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 4, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Fédora by Victorien Sardou (Paris, 11 Dec 1882).

Synopsis

The beautiful Russian princess Fedora's hopes of marrying Count Vladimir Androvitch are dashed when he is shot by Loris Ipanoff, who has discovered the count in his wife's rooms. Believing that Ipanoff killed her fiancée for political reasons, Fedora, accompanied by police official Gretch, follows him to Paris and extracts a confession from him. The information she provides to the police's General Zariskene leads to the deaths both of Ipanoff's brother, who is wrongly arrested and killed, and his mother, who succumbs from shock. Although he loves Fedora, Ipanoff tries to strangle her in his rage but is prevented by a knock on the door. The visitor informs him that Fedora was unaware of the circumstances of Vladimir's death when she planned her revenge, causing Ipanoff to rush back into the room just in time to prevent the guilt-stricken princess from taking her own life.

Film Details

Release Date
Aug 4, 1918
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Fédora by Victorien Sardou (Paris, 11 Dec 1882).

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According to a news item, Sardou wrote the play for Sarah Bernhardt. The play also served as the basis for the 1915 film Princess Romanoff, produced by Fox Film Corp., starring Nance O'Neil; the 1928 film The Woman from Moscow, produced by Paramount Famous Lasky Corp., starring Pola Negri (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.6476); and many foreign productions.