Thy Name Is Woman (1924)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama  |  
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Ramon Novarro and Barbara LaMarr, the featured players who made such an impression in The Prisoner of Zenda, reunite in this drama as stars. Juan Ricardo (Novarro) is a soldier in the Spanish army. He is offered a promotion to sergeant if he will seduce Guerrita (LaMarr), the young wife of Pedro, an old smuggler (William V. Mong), and get his hands on the illicit goods. It gets complicated, however, when Ricardo and Guerrita fall in love. Guerrita tries to convince him to desert the army, but her husband Pedro discovers the affair, and informs the Commandante (Robert Edeson). Pedro then kills his wife and dies of heart failure. Ricardo is about to be court-martialed, but the Commandante's daughter, Dolores (Edith Roberts) saves him. She argues that he should not have been forced to be a traitor to a woman, and the fact that he refused makes him chivalrous. This film was based on Benjamin Glazer's version of the play by Karl Schoenherr. Bess Meredyth wrote the screenplay.



betrayal, outlaw [Western], seduction, soldier