A Hungry Heart


1917

Film Details

Also Known As
Frou Frou
Release Date
Feb 5, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
World Film Corp.; Peerless
Distribution Company
World Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Froufrou by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy (New York, 15 Feb 1870).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

Synopsis

Comte Paul de Valreas and Marquis Henri de Sartorys are rivals for the hand of the frivolous Gilberte Brigard. Gilberte's elder sister Louise selflessly agrees with her father that de Sartorys would be the most acceptable husband for Gilberte, even though she loves the marquis herself. Gilberte marries de Sartorys, five years pass, and the couple have a little son, but Gilberte is still the irresponsible butterfly that she was before marriage. Consequently, Louise comes to live with her sister and gradually takes charge of the child and the household. Paul reappears, and although Gilberte tries to resist her desire for him, she ends up joining him in Venice. De Sartorys follows and in a duel, shoots Paul dead. Gilberte, heartbroken and ill, returns home, begs for her husband's forgiveness and then dies, happy in the thought that Louise will be the guardian angel of her husband and child.

Film Details

Also Known As
Frou Frou
Release Date
Feb 5, 1917
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
World Film Corp.; Peerless
Distribution Company
World Film Corp.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Froufrou by Henri Meilhac, Ludovic Halévy (New York, 15 Feb 1870).

Technical Specs

Sound
Silent
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5 reels

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Notes

The French version of the play opened in France in 1869. The original title of the film was Frou Frou. A 1914 film of that title, based on the same source, was produced by Thanhouser. This film was copyrighted under the title The Hungry Heart, as was another 1917 film, which was, however, based on a different literary source (see below).