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The Devil's Daughter (1915)

When her lover deserts her, Gioconda Dianti seeks revenge by wrecking the lives of other men. When Lucio Settala, a famous sculptor, meets Gioconda and asks her to pose for him, she sets ... See full summary »

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Frank Powell

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Gabriele D'Annunzio (novel), Garfield Thompson (scenario) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Theda Bara ... La Gioconda
Paul Doucet ... Lucio Settala
Victor Benoit Victor Benoit ... Cosimo Daldo
Robert Wayne ... Lorenzo Gaddi
Jane Lee ... Little Beata
Doris Heywood Doris Heywood ... Silvia Settala
Jane Miller Jane Miller ... Francesca Doni
Elaine Evans Elaine Evans ... La Sirenetta
Edouard Durand Edouard Durand ... Roffiano
Elaine Ivans Elaine Ivans ... La Sirenetta
Clifford Bruce
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When her lover deserts her, Gioconda Dianti seeks revenge by wrecking the lives of other men. When Lucio Settala, a famous sculptor, meets Gioconda and asks her to pose for him, she sets out to ruin him. She captivates the artist with her charms, he soon forgets his wife Silvia, their daughter Little Beata and even his work. After Gioconda defies Silvia to take her husband back, Lucio, in a fit of desperation, shoots himself. Although Silvia nurses him back to health, Lucio soon returns to the enticing Gioconda. When Silvia's subsequent quarrel with Gioconda becomes a fight, Gioconda attempts to destroy Lucio's statue, but it falls on Silvia and is saved. Silvia, however, is crippled for life. Because of this, Lucio's sanity is affected and he becomes a raving maniac. Later, Gioconda, cast aside by her "man of the world," also descends into madness. Written by Pamela Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 June 1915 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vampire See more »

Filming Locations:

Fort Lee, New Jersey, USA See more »

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Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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The Devil's Daughter (1915) -- Lost Film
30 June 2015 | by mpickfordfanSee all my reviews

After her lover deserts her, Gioconda Dianti ( Theda Bara ) vows to avenge herself by wrecking the lives of other men. When Lucio Settala ( Paul Doucet ), a famous sculptor, meets Gioconda and asks her to pose for him, she sets out to ruin him. She enthralls the artist, causing him to forget his wife Silvia ( Doris Heywood ), their daughter Little Beata ( Jane Lee ) and even his work. After Gioconda defies Silvia to take her husband back, Lucio, in a fit of desperation, shoots himself. Although Silvia nurses him back to health, Lucio soon returns to the enticing Gioconda. When Silvia's subsequent quarrel with Gioconda becomes a fight, Gioconda attempts to destroy Lucio's statue, but it falls on Silvia and is saved. Silvia, however, is maimed for life. Because of this, Lucio's sanity is affected and he becomes a raving maniac. Later, Gioconda, cast aside by her "man of the world," also goes mad.

This 1915 silent drama was based on the tragedy La Gioconda, by Gabriele D'Annunzio. Adapted for film by the Fox Film Corporation and shot at the Fox Studio in Fort Lee, New Jersey, starring Theda Bara. Tragically it remains a lost film.


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