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Fool's Paradise (1921)

In a Mexican border town Arthur befriends cantina girl Poll. She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa. When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped ... See full summary »

Director:

Cecil B. DeMille
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dorothy Dalton ... Poll Patchouli
Conrad Nagel ... Arthur Phelps
Mildred Harris ... Rosa Duchene
Theodore Kosloff ... John Roderiguez
John Davidson ... Prince Talaat-Ni
Julia Faye ... Samaran, His Chief Wife
Clarence Burton Clarence Burton ... Manuel
Guy Oliver ... Briggs
Jacqueline Logan ... Girda
Kamuela C. Searle ... Kay

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In a Mexican border town Arthur befriends cantina girl Poll. She falls for him but he still loves the dancer Rosa. When the cigar Poll gives him explodes and blinds him, Arthur is duped into thinking Poll is Rosa and marries her. When his vision is surgically restored, he leaves for Siam to find Rosa. Written by Ed Stephan <stephan@cc.wwu.edu>

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A soul-stirring story running through thrills in Mexico, France and Siam- through Texas Border strife and dances and rites of the East- through beauty of women, beauty of gowns, beauty of settings. (Print Ad- Evening Capitol, ((Annapolis, Md.)) 18 March 1922) See more »

Genres:

Romance

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Preserved at the Library of Congress. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Hist-o-Rama: Cecil B. DeMille (1962) See more »

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Progressive Era Film
12 December 2003 | by Single-Black-MaleSee all my reviews

The 40 year old Cecil B. DeMille certainly exploits the new woman in this film. He uses her as sex symbol and a chosen representative of the middle class woman. Ethnic and working class women used her as a point of reference for assimilation and inclusion.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 December 1921 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Dårars paradis See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Color (hand colored)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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