Flower of Night (1925)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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According to the Paramount publicity mill, Joseph Hergesheimer wrote this unoriginal tale of California's early days especially for Pola Negri. Like all too many of Negri's Paramount vehicles, this drama was not worthy of her talents. Don Geraldo y Villalon (Joseph Dowling) hates Americans because he believes they robbed him of his mine. While he sequesters himself at his ranchero, his daughter Carlotta (Negri) yearns for excitement. When she insists on attending a ball that is being held at the mine, her father kills himself. Carlotta falls in love with John Basset (Youcca Troubetzkoy), the superintendent of the mine, but he has no use for her. So she goes to San Francisco where she becomes a dancehall girl and attracts the attention of vigilante leader Luke Rand (Warner Oland). He offers to get the mine back for her if she gives him what he wants. Carlotta agrees, but when she realizes that Rand's efforts will mean Basset's death, she helps defend the mine instead. Rand nevertheless comes to collect what he feels that Carlotta owes him, and Basset shoots him. After being exonerated of the villain's death, Basset is united with Carlotta.