Marizza, Gennant die Schmuggler-Madonna (1922)

Run Time - 75 min.  |  
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The peasant girl Marizza (Tzwetta Tzatscheva) goes to work on the farm of Mme. Avricolos (Adele Sandrock), a disadvantaged aristocrat who deals with Pietro Scarzella (Leonhard Haskel), a merchant that exploits the peasants and finances smugglers. When Mme. Avricolos finds Marizza together with her son Christo (Harry Frank) in his room, she throws Marizza out of her house. The girl leaves with her true love, Mme. Avricolos's other son Antonino (H.H. von Twardowski), and Christo promises to marry Scarzella's daughter Sadja (Greta Schroeder).Mme. Avricolos sends the smuggler Mirko (Albrecht von Blum) to find Marizza and Antonino, and he sees Marizza kill the gendarme Haslinger (Toni Zimmer) to protect Antonino from him. Antonino claims responsibility for the murder and Mirko denounces Scarzella as the smugglers' leader. The police set fire to the smugglers' homes, but Marizza and her baby are rescued by Christo. 22/75