Sold for Marriage


1916

Film Details

Also Known As
Marja of the Steppes
Release Date
Apr 16, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fine Arts Film Co.
Distribution Company
Triangle Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

Hoping to satisfy their greed by marrying off their niece to the most eligible bachelor, Marfa's Aunt and Uncle Ivan refuse to let her marry Jan, a young Russian peasant who has recently returned from America. As determined as her aunt and uncle, however, Marfa repulses the advances of Colonel Gregioff, and then knocks him senseless with a branch from a tree. As a result, Ivan and his wife decide that they should leave Russia and join Ivan's brother Georg in Los Angeles, where Georg promises to find the girl a rich husband. While sailing to the United States, Marfa once again sees Jan, who has also decided to return to America. After the ship stops briefly in San Francisco, Ivan and his wife take Marfa to Los Angeles, where they sell her for $10,000 to Nicholas, a wealthy Russian immigrant. Marfa is forced to agree to the marriage, but on the day of the wedding, Jan, who has been able to locate her, arrives with the police and stops the ceremony on the grounds that it is illegal to sell women into marriage. With Ivan, his wife, Georg and Nicholas safely in prison, Marfa and Jan begin their life together.

Film Details

Also Known As
Marja of the Steppes
Release Date
Apr 16, 1916
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Fine Arts Film Co.
Distribution Company
Triangle Film Corp.
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Quotes

Trivia

Notes

Motion Picture News cites the working title of the film as Marja of the Steppes.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States 1916

Released in United States April 1981

reels 5

Released in United States April 1981 (Shown at FILMEX: Los Angeles International Film Exposition (Treasures from AFI) April 2-23, 1981.)

Released in United States 1916