POISONED PARADISE

PRESERVATION STATUS:  UPDATE:  FULLY PRESERVED AND RECENTLY SCREENED IN LOS ANGELES.  Preserved onto a printed dupe negative (saved to negative) at UCLA. UCLA is currently preserving the sole surviving print of POISONED PARADISE with Clara Bow in one of her first starring roles. Two sequences in this film have heavy decomposition, so stills will be used instead. These scenes are: ---a little boy and his mother (beginning of film) ---Clara Bow and beau picnic on a bluff If you have these stills, know anyone who might, or even THINK you know anyone who might, please let The Clara Bow Page know a.s.a.p. Title: Poisoned paradise : the forbidden story of Monte Carlo / Preferred Pictures ; presented by B.P. Schulberg ;   Production date:  late 1923.  Release date:  February 29, 1924.  director, Louis Gasnier ; scenario, Waldemar Young. Publisher: 1924. Notes: Silent feature. Source: Poisoned paradise / Robert William Service. 1922. Credits supplied from: AFI catalog, 1921-1930. Original distributor was Al Lichtman Corp. Footage on release was 6,800 ft., according to: AFI catalog, 1921-1930. Credit: Photographer, Karl Struss. Performers: Kenneth Harlan (Hugh Kildair/Gilbert Kildair); Clara Bow (Margot Le Blanc); Barbara Tennant (Mrs. G. Kildair); André de Beranger (Krantz); Carmel Myers (Mrs. Belmire).Melodrama: Source: Robert William Service, "Poisoned Paradise: A Romance of Monte Carlo" (New York: 1922)

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