B&W : [?] Five or Six? reels / 1800 metres
Directed by Louis Mercanton and Réné Hervil
Cast: Sarah Bernhardt [Jeanne Doré], Raymond Bernard [Jacques Doré, as boy], Mademoiselle Costa [Louise], Mademoiselle Seylor [Madame Tissot], Little Jacques
Film d’Art production. / Scenario by Louis Mercanton, from the play Jeanne Doré by Tristan Bernard. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.33:1 format. / Bernhardt played her scenes sitting in a chair because of her leg amputation performed on 22 February 1915. A stand-in was utilized when Bernhardt’s character would move about the settings. The film was purchased for USA distribution by William F. Connor and was distributed by Bluebird Photoplays, Incorporated, through The Universal Film Manufacturing Company, Incorporated, in the USA.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost : A print may exist in the Cinémathèque française film archive.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Children - Coercion - Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Families: Mother-son relationships - Law: Courtrooms, Judges, Lawyers - Prisons - Vamps
Listing updated: 20 July 2007.
References: Bardèche-History p. 130; Edmonds-BigU p. 65; Hirschhorn-Universal p. 23; Menefee-Bernhardt pp. 35, 94-95, 121-130, 151, 154.