Famed opera singer Geraldine Farrar had just recently achieved silent film stardom with Carmen (a part she had also sung on stage). She and producer/director Cecil B. DeMille teamed up again for yet another success with Temptation. Farrar, rather predictably, plays aspiring opera singer Renée Duprée. Renée and Julian (Pedro de Cordoba), an aspiring young composer, are in love. A wealthy impresario (Theodore Roberts) lusts after Renée, but she resists him. When Julian becomes seriously ill, however, she considers giving in to the impresario to get the money needed for Julian's medical bills. Before Renée succumbs, however, the impresario is killed by a jealous girlfriend. After Renée is cleared of any wrongdoing, she and Julian look to a brighter future.
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