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|The Woman and the Puppet|
|Directed by||Reginald Barker|
|Written by||Pierre Frondaie (play)|
J. G. Hawks
Pierre Louÿs (novel La femme et le pantin)
|Produced by||Samuel Goldwyn|
|Cinematography||Percy Hilburn (French)|
|Distributed by||Goldwyn Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
Based upon a review in a film publication, Don Mateo (Tellegen) attempts to bribe the mother (Dione) of Concha Perez (Farrar) so that he can use her as his toy, but Concha leaves and becomes a cigarette girl who dances at a wharf cafe. When Don Mateo discovers her there dancing for some Englishmen, he no longer believes that she is the virtuous maiden who spurned his advances.
Concha convinces him that his suspicions are wrong and unwarranted. The Don is a conceited person used to adulation of senoritas, and when Concha leads him on a chase and vamps him, he becomes enraptured. The lovers then have a series of quarrels, jealousies, and other mishaps until they reach a final understanding.
This film is extant in several film archives.
- "The Woman and the Puppet: Single Track Idea Overwhelmed by Romance". Motion Picture News. New York City: Motion Picture News, Inc. 21 (17): 3557. April 17, 1920. Retrieved February 10, 2014.
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Woman and the Puppet
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