The World and His Wife


1920

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 25, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cosmopolitan Productions
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play El Gran Galeoto by José Echegaray Y Eizaguirre (Madrid, Mar 1881).

Synopsis

Don Julian, an elderly Spanish nobleman, is happily married to Teodora, a beautiful young girl, when Don Julian's protégé, the young poet Ernest, comes to live with them. Although Teodora entertains only motherly feelings towards Ernesto, vicious gossips spread false rumors of a love affair between the two people. Don Alvarez, the most bitter slanderer of all, finally arouses Ernesto's rage and a duel is arranged. Don Julian, realizing that the youth is no match for one of the best swordsmen in Spain, forces the slanderer into a fight with him in which Don Alvarez is killed and Don Julian gravely wounded. Ernesto calls upon the dying Don Julian to convince him of his wife's innocence, but the husband, misled by his brother Severo, believes the youth has come to visit Teodora. Don Julian rises from his bed, denounces his wife and dies, ironically driving Ernesto and Teodora from the house to face the world together.

Film Details

Release Date
Jul 25, 1920
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Cosmopolitan Productions
Distribution Company
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.; Paramount-Artcraft Pictures
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play El Gran Galeoto by José Echegaray Y Eizaguirre (Madrid, Mar 1881).

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Charles Frederic Nirdlinger wrote an English adaptation of the stage play, which had its premiere in New York on November 3, 1908; the film was based on Nirdlinger's adaptation. M-G-M Pictures produced a film entitled Lovers? based on the same source, which was directed by John M. Stahl and starred Ramon Novarro and Alice Terry. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30; F2.3260.)