Cast & Crew
The King of Spain falls in love with Rosita, a Spanish streetsinger, who in turn loves Don Diego, a penniless nobleman who defends her when the guards arrest her for singing a song lampooning the lusty king. Rosita and Don Diego are imprisoned; Don Diego is sentenced to die; and Rosita is summoned by the king and tempted with gifts of clothing and a luxurious villa. The king arranges a marriage between Rosita and Don Diego--both blindfolded--making Rosita a countess before she is to become a widow. The queen saves Don Diego's life by putting blank cartridges in the executioner's guns. Don Diego, feigning death, is brought to Rosita's villa and jumps up to earn his pardon by saving the king just as the bereaved Rosita raises her knife to stab him.
Madame De Bodamere
Philippe De Lacey
Another film adapted from the same source was released by Paramount Pictures in 1923 under the title The Spanish Dancer. That film was directed by Herbert Brennon and starred Pola Negri and Antonio Moreno (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30).