The Splendid Sinner (1918) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Splendid Sinner (1918)




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Movie Info

A rather ridiculous war time romance, The Splendid Sinner was one of two films to star opera diva Mary Garden. The Scottish-born singer played Dolores Fargis, who loses her husband (Hamilton Revelle) when her sordid past is revealed. Years later, the couple is reunited in, of all places, war-torn Germany, where he is a captured soldier, and she is a Red Cross nurse. Reformed and repentant, Dolores saves the life of her former husband before bravely facing a firing squad. Deprived of her famous vocal chords, Garden was not much of an actress, and she quickly returned to the Metropolitan and other opera venues. ~ Hans J. Wollstein, Rovi


Critic Reviews for The Splendid Sinner

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (3)

The picture is a most unusual one, and has a most unusual ending.

November 12, 2020 | Full Review…

Mary Garden is always Mary Garden, and her support is good, so many not inclined to check up and criticise will enjoy The Splendid Sinner.

December 23, 2019 | Full Review…

There was an idea behind the story, but that was soon lost sight of.

December 23, 2019 | Full Review…
Top Critic

A Mary Garden triumph is this second silent opera of the Metropolitan prima donna.

December 8, 2020 | Full Review…

Strangely enough, a silent Mary Garden is not nearly so effective as a singing one.

November 12, 2020 | Full Review…

The spectator is held more by the playing of Mary Garden than by the story. She is a magnificent mirror for the moods of a passionate woman and she plays on them till the result looks like music sounds.

November 12, 2020 | Full Review…

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