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Bella Donna
(1923) American
B&W : Eight reels / [?] 7895 or 7903? feet
Directed by George Fitzmaurice

Cast: Pola Negri [Bella Donna], Conway Tearle [Mahmoud Baroudi], Conrad Nagel [Nigel Armine], Adolphe Menjou [Mr. Chepstow], Claude King [Doctor Meyer Isaacson], Lois Wilson [Patricia], Macey Harlam [Ibrahim], Robert Schable [Doctor Hartley]

Famous Players-Lasky Corporation production; distributed by Paramount Pictures Corporation. / Scenario by Ouida Bergère, from the novel Bella Donna by Robert Smythe Hichens. Technical director and special technical advisor, Dudley Stuart Corlett. Cinematography by Arthur Miller (Arthur C. Miller). Presented by Adolph Zukor. / © 21 March 1923 by Famous Players-Lasky Corporation [LP18836]. Released 1 April 1923. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. Phonofilm sound-on-film sound system. / A sound version was made utilizing the De Forest Phonofilm system, but that version played only in the Rivoli Theatre in New York, New York. The novel was previously filmed as Bella Donna (1915).

Drama: Romance.

Synopsis: Synopsis available in AFI-F2 n. F2.0339.

Survival status: Print exists in the Gosfilmofond film archive.

Current rights holder: (unknown)

Keywords: Early sound film - Egypt - Engineers - Synchronized sound film

Listing updated: 27 December 2011.

References: AFI-F1 n. F1.0271; AFI-F2 n. F2.0339; Drew-Speaking pp. 257-258, 289; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 169; Parish-Glamour p. 633; Sherwood-Best p. 156 : Website-AFI : with additional information provided by Manish Patwari.

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