La Dame aux Camelias (1910)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Period Film, Romantic Drama  |   Countries - France  |  
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The Alexandre Dumas classic Lady of the Camelias was given its first screen treatment in this Pathe one-reeler. With only 15 minutes screen time at their disposal, the producers were forced to telescope the events of the source material. As a result, the courtesan heroine Marguerite seems to expire from consumption only a few moments after falling in love with the handsome Armand. The reviewer for the trade magazine Variety indicated that the cast of the film was comprised of top artistes from the Parisian theater, but unfortunately he did not identify these worthies. Camille would of course be remade several times over the next 90 years, most unforgettably by Greta Garbo in 1937.



love, prostitute/prostitution, terminal-illness