Masked Woman (1927)

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The Masked Woman was one of the last screenwriting efforts by June Mathis, who died in 1927. Filmed on location in France, the story concerns a Turkish nobleman, played by Holbrook Blinn, who wants to add Anna Q. Nilsson to his harem. But Nilsson is already married and refuses all of Blinn's seductive entreaties. When Blinn dies, he leaves his vast fortune to Nilsson, but she will not accept it, certain that he is merely trying to besmirch her reputation from the grave. But after her husband has been convinced that his wife remained faithful to him, Nilsson accepts her inheritance, intending to establish a fund for war orphans. The film was directed by June Mathis' then-husband, Italian moviemaker Silvano Balboni.

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aristocracy, harem, inheritance, orphan, reputation, seduction