From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
|Directed by||King Vidor|
|Written by||Harry Behn|
Agnes Christine Johnston
|Based on||the novel Proud Flesh|
by Lawrence Irving Rising
A San Francisco earthquake orphan, Fernanda (Boardman) is adopted and raised as a gentlewoman by relatives in Spain. As a girl she is courted by Don Jaime (Ford), but spurns him and returns to her gauche relatives in California. There she falls in love with a young bathtub manufacturer, Pat (O’Malley).
- Eleanor Boardman as Fernanda
- Pat O'Malley as Pat O'Malley
- Harrison Ford as Don Jaime
- Trixie Friganza as Mrs. McKee
- William J. Kelly as Mr. McKee
- Rosita Marstini as Vicente
- Sōjin Kamiyama as Wong
- Evelyn Sherman as Spanish Aunt
- George Nichols as Spanish Uncle
- Margaret Seddon as Mrs. O'Malley
- Lillian Elliott as Mrs. Casey
- Priscilla Bonner as San Francisco Girl
- Joan Crawford as Bit Part (uncredited)
Vidor made this film, the last of a cycle of four films, in the years just following World War I. The isolationist outlook of many Americans with regard to war-ravaged Europe prompted Vidor to locate the sources of “sexual experimentation and marital triangles” and other social infidelities of the Jazz Age in the Old World. Decadent European manners were contrasted with the fundamentally commonsense virtues that Vidor believed would prevail in the United States.
Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license; additional terms may apply.
Images, videos and audio are available under their respective licenses.