Cast & Crew
Nell Marignan, the daughter of a rich Bordelaise industrialist, is a fine musician and is engaged to Dr. Chalabre, a match of which her father approves. Nell accompanies her fiancé and her father to the opera one night and falls hopelessly in love with the second tenor, Zamore. She begins to attend the opera regularly, finally meets Zamore and, against her father's wishes, breaks her engagement with Chalabre and runs away with the singer. The couple marry and Nell's life consists solely of helping the egotistical Zamore practice and tending to his other needs. One night, however, Nell makes her own singing debut on the stage, and she is an instant success. Zamore, however, becomes extremely jealous and insists that she quit. The two are poor and unhappy, and Nell covinces Zamore to commit suicide with her by opening the gas faucets in their tiny apartment. Just as they vow to die together, Dr. Chalabre, who has heard of Nell's distress, arrives and offers Nell a job with a famous impresario and with a handsome advance. Nell tells Chalabre to be discreet in front of Zamore, but accepts. She makes a great deal of money as a singer, and Zamore becomes accustomed to the luxurious life of spending his wife's money. He also uses her money to keep as a mistress a young girl from the theater, Fanny. When Nell discovers this, she goes back to Chalabre and offers to share her life with him. Meanwhile Zamore, penniless, returns to the tiny room where the couple had almost committed suicide. Nell, meeting the hotel's proprietor one day, learns of Zamore's misery and returns to her real love, the one who gave her the nickname, "Mistigri," this time for good.
According to the Variety Paris review, the production cost of the film was approximately $50,000.