Bella Donna falls for the exotic Baroudi and plots to poison her husband.


James B. Fagan (play), Robert Hichens (novel)




Cast overview:
Pauline Frederick ... Bella Donna (Ruby Chepstow)
Thomas Holding ... Nigel Armine
Julian L'Estrange ... Mahmoud Baroudi
Eugene Ormonde Eugene Ormonde ... Dr. Isaacson
George Majeroni George Majeroni ... Ibraham
Edmund Shalet Edmund Shalet ... Hamza
Helen Sinnott Helen Sinnott ... Maid
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Bella Donna ( Pauline Frederick ) a seductive woman snares Nigel Armine ( Thomas Holding ) into marriage and he takes her to Egypt to live. Tired of her simple husband, Bella becomes involved with brutish Baroudi. To get rid of Nigel, she begins slowly poisoning him. However, Nigel's friend Dr. Isaacson arrives in time to save him. Now Baroudi wants nothing to do with Bella, and neither does her husband. Totally alone now, the distraught Bella wanders off into the desert and dies. Written by Pamela Short

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Check your attics, Bella Donna ( 1915 ) is considered a lost silent film. See more »


Remade as Lux Video Theatre: Temptation (1956) See more »

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15 November 1915 (USA) See more »

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