Artikelnummer 6129


Phillips Smalley, Lois Weber Writers: Germain Delavigne (opera), Eugène Scribe (opera) Anna Pavlova ... Fenella Rupert Julian Rupert Julian ... Masaniello Wadsworth Harris Wadsworth Harris ... Duke d'Arcos Douglas Gerrard Douglas Gerrard ... Alphonso Jack Holt Jack Holt ... Conde (as John Holt) Betty Schade Betty Schade ... Isabella Edna Maison Edna Maison ... Elvira Jack Hoxie Jack Hoxie ... Perrone (as Hart Hoxie) William Wolbert William Wolbert ... Pietro Laura Oakley Laura Oakley ... Rilla Nigel De Brulier Nigel De Brulier ... Father Francisco (as N. De Brouillet) George A. Williams George A. Williams Lois Wilson Lois Wilson

Based on an 1829 opera by D.F.E. Auber, The Dumb Girl of Portici placed poor, mute heroine Fenella in the middle of a revolt by Italian peasants against their Spanish rulers. When Fenella is seduced by Alphonso, a betrothed aristocrat, her brother Masaniello unites his fellow peasants against their cruel overlords. An early performance of the opera in Belgium reportedly helped spark a revolution there against the Dutch. 

DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 112 min.  See film sample for audio and video quality! 

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