Synopsis by Hal Erickson
City of Temptation was based (none too faithfully, if the reviewers were to be believed) on a novel by Sir Philip Gibbs. Olga Tschechowa plays a Russian refugee who finds herself broke and friendless in Constantinople. A Turkish man-about-town takes a fancy to Tschechowa and chases her all over the city. Will she or won't she give in to the cad, and will anyone in the audience still be awake when she makes up her mind? The American prints of City of Temptation ran a ragged sixty minutes, suggesting that something had been left on the cutting-room floor by the censors.
Casanova, love, poverty, refugee