Niobe (1915)

Genres - Comedy  |   Countries - USA  |  
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The Greek legend of Niobe, who was turned to stone because of her monumental ego, was the basis for this wry comedy-fantasy. Charles S. Abbe plays an insurance man who has okayed $400,000 to cover a statue of Niobe. Obsessed with her legend, he falls asleep and dreams that the statue has come to life in the delectable form of Hazel Dawn. The revived Niobe escapes to a municipal park, where she commiserates with the statues of several other mythological figures, much to the consternation of the insurance man and practically everyone else in town. If Niobe could be rediscovered, it might prove a fascinating precursor to such later entertainments as Night Life of the Gods and One Touch of Venus.

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dream, God, Greece, insurance, park, shipment, statue