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2:32 - 2:42 Nazimova's entrance Comments
4:51 - 5:01 A view of Rambova's full opening set Comments
6:14 Set change Comments
6:33 - 6:45 Full view of Rambova set 2 Comments
7:20 - 7:28 Nazimova close up, tone shift when Marguerite is alone Comments
8:23 - 8:29 Nazimova mirror med shot Comments
9:26 - 9:30 Nazimova cu Comments
10:45 - 10:50 Valentino cu Comments
11:32 - 11:34 Valentino cu Comments
12:34 - 12:38 lesbian subtext, same sex kiss with Marguerite and Nichette Comments
12:54 - 12:56 Marguerite and Nichette Comments
13:03 - 13:55 Marguerite and Nichette, second kiss and subtext Comments
14:08 - 14:11 Marguerite/Nichette third & fourth kiss Comments
25:44 - 25:46 Valentino kisses sword Comments
26:39 - 26:45 Nichette is back and Marguerite kisses her on the mouth Again Comments
27:32 Interesting snow effect begins Effect
21:52 - 21:56 off center iris transition Efffects
27:35 - 27:36 Book titled: Manon lescaut Transcription
29:30 - 29:33 Flowers with card labeled "Comte de Varville" Transcription
29:45 Comte de Varville Transcription
30:38 - 30:50 I Marguerite Gautier hereby authorize Prudence Duvernay to sell the following items... Transcription
38:16 - 38:19 Letter "Comte de Varville" Transcription
39:43 - 39:57 Note from Marguerite and translation - "Notre petite escapade est finie, Armand, je retoirne a Paris. Rentres chez toi et oublis. Marguerite / Our little escapade is over, Armand, I am returning to Paris-- Go home and forget! Marguerite Transcription
44:18 - 44:24 Marguerite's note - Our little escapade is over, Armand, I am returning to Paris-- Go home and forget! Marguerite Transcription
1:00:31 - 1:00:35 Marguerite's letter in French - "Tout ce que je possede doit etre vendu pour payer mes creamciers, a l'exeption d'un volume de Manor Lescaut. C'est le seul cadeau que j'ai recu d'Armand. Donney le lui, et quand je ne serai plus dites lui combieu je l'aimac Marguerite Gautier Transcription
1:00:36 - 1:00:54 the letter in English - "All my possesions are to be sold to pay my creditors, with the exception of a volume of Manon Lescaut-- the only gift I ever recieved from Armand. When I am gone, give it to him--and tell him how much I loved him. Marguerite Gautier Transcription
1:03:04 - 1:03:06 Book cover - Manon Lescaut Transcription
1:03:55 - 1:04:04 Inscription - "Marguerite a Armand, Amour" / Translation "Marguerite to Armand, Love" Transcription
1:11 - 1:25 Camille! What a magic conjuring of players who have portrayed Dumas' immortal "Daughter of Chance". And with them comes to mind the thought of basque and crinoline. Intertitles
1:27 - 1:37 But why not a Camille of today? Living the same story in this generation? Intertitles
1:39 - 1:52 Winter. Paris, magic city of pleasure, yet beneath its tinseled gaiety throbbing with life's grim note of passion and tragedy. Intertitles
2:07 - 2:16 It was all new to Armand Duval who had just come from the provinces. ...Rudolph Valentino Intertitles
2:20 - 2:27 But his boyhood friend, Gaston Rieux, had grown blasé. ...Rex Cherryman Intertitles
2:42 - 2:53 The Lady with the Camellias. She was a useless ornament--a plaything--a bird of passage--a momentary aurora. Marguerite Gautier, Nazimova Intertitles
5:07 - 5:15 Prudence was a sponger on her younger and more successful sisters. ...Zeffie Tilbury Intertitles
21:39 - 21:50 Spring. Away from the old life, Armand's tender care proved that love is the greatest doctor. Intertitles
23:31 - 23:42 RV, reading: And so Marguerite heard the story of Manon Lescaut, child of passion, exiled to the New World with the scum of Paris-- Intertitles
24:01 - 24:09 #NAME? Intertitles
24:38 - 24:44 Over Marguerite fell the shadow of a vague presentiment. She was Manon and Armand was-- Intertitles
28:06 - 28:13 Summer. Secrets--schemes--sacrifices for future happiness. Intertitles
42:24 - 42:30 At nightfall, Marguerite left for Paris. Intertitles
45:16 - 45:24 Autumn. The Hazard d'Or, the smartest gaming place in Paris. Intertitles
45:50 - 46:02 Paris boasted a new Daughter of Chance, whose golden beauty bade fair to rival "the Lady with the Camellias:. Olympe ...Consuelo Flowerton Intertitles
1:09:25 - 1:09:30 THE END. Intertitles
22:58 - 23:05 Manon a Marguerite, humilite, Armand Duval / Manon to Marguerite, humility, Armand Duval Inscription and translation
27:26 - 27:28 light damage to the film print here Damage
27:30 huge tear/nitrate decay Damage
55:05 - 55:06 light leak damage, from projector? Damage
58:28 - 58:29 possible projector damage Damage
1:02:46 - 1:02:47 light damage Damage
1:08:41 mold or mildew on film stock Damage
0:02 - 0:13 Metro presents Nazimova in a modernized version of Camille By Alexandre Dumas, fils. Copyright 1921 by Metro Pictures Corporations Controlled by Loew Incorporated Opening titles
0:14 - 0:19 Directed by Ray C. Smallwood Opening titles
0:21 - 0:27 Written for the screen by June Mathis Opening titles
0:30 - 0:34 Art Director Natasha Rambova Photographed by R. J. Berquist member A.S.C. Opening titles
0:35 - 0:44 A Nazimova Production Released through Metro Pictures Corporation Passed by the National Board of Review Opening titles
0:47 - 1:07 CAST Opening titles
22:34 - 22:36 Manon Lescaut Book cover
1:04:07 - 1:04:08 light damage Damge
3:10 - 3:22 Gaston Rieux: "There is 'the Lady with the Camellias' with the Count de Varville. She is evidently playing for higher stakes. The old Duke is getting his congé." Dialogue
3:47 - 3:49 RV: "You really know her, Gaston?" Dialogue
3:52 - 3:55 GR: Would you like to meet her? Dialogue
4:23 - 4:27 GR: "Permit me to introduce a fellow law student." Dialogue
4:36 - 4:39 AN: "A law student? He'd do better to study love!" Dialogue
5:17 - 5:19 Gaston, take me home! Dialogue
5:29 - 5:34 Marguerite is giving a supper party--let's drop in and surprise her! Dialogue
6:53 - 6:56 AN: "Not until you put a jewel in my hand." Dialogue
7:43 - 7:51 Madame, you are ill! You should not have gone out--send them away and call the doctor. Dialogue
7:57 - 8:03 AN: "What does it matter, Nanine? Who is there to care whether I live or not?" Dialogue
9:16 - 9:20 Poor boy--he is mad about you! Dialogue
9:30 - 9:34 AN: "Not until you put a jewel in my hand." Dialogue
10:16 - 10:24 AN: "Let us drink to the Count whose wine we spill-- Who never objects to footing the bill--" Dialogue
10:31 - 10:36 AN: "Who is very persistent in his attentions-- Yet never conceals his-- intentions!" Dialogue
11:17 - 11:28 AN: "A simple little girl from Bordeaux: Hair, eyes and feet--just so! /Modest little ways--dear little Clo! /The simple little girl from Bordeaux." Dialogue
11:51 - 12:03 AN: Here just a year--everyone's dear!/ Motors, jewels, clothes--oh! ho!/ Are her eyes and feet--just so?/ Naughty little Clo--Clo from Bordeaux!" Dialogue
12:44 - 12:51 Oh, it is only Nichette! She used to work in the dressmaking shop with Marguerite. Dialogue
13:17 - 13:22 AN: "Take your hands off--she is too good for you!" Dialogue
15:37 - 15:39 RV: "She is ill!" Dialogue
15:41 - 15:51 She is always ill! Just when we are enjoying ourselves, on comes that cough and our fun is spoiled! Dialogue
16:18 - 16:22 RV: "You are ill! Let me send for the doctor!" Dialogue
16:32 - 16:36 AN: "It is nothing--see how the others concern themselves!" Dialogue
16:46 - 16:52 RV: "You are different! This life is unworthy of you--it is killing you!" Dialogue
17:09 - 17:16 AN: "You know who--what I am? Go home--forget that we have ever met." Dialogue
17:23 - 17:33 RV: "I wish I were a relative--your servant--a dog--that I might care for you--nurse you--make you well!" Dialogue
17:44 - 17:51 AN: "My life is not for long and short as it may be, it would outlive your love." Dialogue
17:56 - 18:07 RV: "This is no foolish fancy! Give me a chance to prove my devotion! Since I saw you this evening, nothing else seems to matter!" Dialogue
18:43 - 18:54 AN: "My symbol, Armand--a camellia. Cherished, its beauty will excel the loveliest flower, but wound it with the slightest touch and it will die." Dialogue
20:10 - 20:14 AN: "Go! Go and take your sponging pack with you!" Dialogue
20:30 - 20:33 Leave her alone--she's drunk! Dialogue
25:06 - 25:11 AN as Manon: "Why follow me, beloved? I am now the lowest of the low." Dialogue
25:18 - 25:26 RV: "I will gladly lay my honor at thy feet and follow the to the end of the world." Dialogue
26:19 - 26:25 AN: "I could never chain you to my past, Armand--drag you down--never!" Dialogue
26:57 - 27:06 Nichette has made me go to work. As soon as I can earn enough money, we will be married. Dialogue
27:13 - 27:18 Nichette: "You will wear one some day." [AN, mouthing: "Me?"] Dialogue
28:28 - 28:35 PD: "Everything you possess is listed on this bill of sale. All it needs is your signature." Dialogue
28:48 - 28:53 PD: "Does Armand know?" [AN, mouthing: "No, no"] Dialogue
29:55 - 30:01 AN: "Take them back to Paris, Prudence! They have no place in this house!" Dialogue
30:05 - 30:12 PD: "Don't be a fool, Marguerite! You are sacrificing everything when the Count offers you luxury." Dialogue
31:49 - 31:54 You are Marguerite Gautier? I am Armand Duval's father. Dialogue
32:07 - 32:10 AN: "I--I am Marguerite Gautier." Dialogue
32:44 - 32:58 I find that my son is about to make over his mother's legacy to you. Why rob him of his inheritance when there are so many rich men in Paris? Dialogue
33:01 - 33:08 AN: "I do not know what you mean! I would not accept a penny from your son!" Dialogue
33:15 - 33:23 AN: "I am selling all I possess--there is no need for anxiety--I would do anything for Armand." Dialogue
33:38 - 33:48 Then I ask you to give him up. I appeal to you as a father who seeks the happiness of both his children. Dialogue
33:51 - 33:55 I have a daughter who is engaged to be married-- Dialogue
34:10 - 34:25 There has never been a scandal in our family. It will be impossible for me to marry your daughter, unless Armand's name is no longer linked with 'the Lady with the Camellias'! Dialogue
34:58 - 35:04 Her life is just beginning--my daughter's happiness is in your hands. Dialogue
35:30 - 35:35 AN: "I will go away until Armand's sister is married." Dialogue
35:41 - 35:44 That is not enough! Dialogue
36:09 - 36:19 AN: "Do not ask me to give him up forever! He is my very life--I have not long to live!" Dialogue
36:49 - 36:54 There is no future for your love--you must give him up! Dialogue
37:03 - 37:09 Do not remind me of my past! I want to forget it! Dialogue
37:33 - 37:42 You cannot--you are chained to your past! Would you drag the man you love down into the mire? Dialogue
38:37 - 38:45 AN: "You are right! I must make him hate me! He must never want to see me again!" Dialogue
46:21 - 46:31 He is only doing it so that Marguerite will hear of it! He has been like a madman for the past month. Dialogue
47:07 - 47:10 And Marguerite! Suppers--parties--she is drugging herself with excitement! She will kill herself! 00;46;37;03 00;46;44;04 00;00;07;00 Comment Dialogue Look at your broken-hearted lover!" Dialogue
47:57 - 48:03 AN: "So we have both drifted back to the old life, Gaston!" Dialogue
48:10 - 48:19 I am here only to watch Armand. Nichette and I are to be married on the last day of the year. Dialogue
49:13 - 49:21 RV: "If chance could be bought with gold--like a woman--you might be the winner, my dear Count!" Dialogue
49:33 - 49:41 It is usually the provincial upstart who wins for the first time--and boasts of his luck! Dialogue
50:11 - 50:14 You have broken the bank! Dialogue
51:27 - 51:32 AN: "Why are you here Armand? I hoped you would leave Paris!" Dialogue
51:46 - 51:49 RV: "I will--if you go with me!" Dialogue
52:11 - 52:14 AN: "I must not! I promised--I promised!" Dialogue
52:18 - 52:22 RV: "You promised? The Count de Varville?" Dialogue
52:30 - 52:35 RV: "Say that you love him and I will leave Paris forever!" Dialogue
52:59 - 53:03 AN: "I love--the Count de Varville." Dialogue
53:47 - 53:52 RV: "You see that woman? Do you know what she has done?" Dialogue
53:57 - 54:10 RV: "Listen--all of you! I loved her more than life itself--but I was poor and could not pay! Her love was for sale--she left me! Dialogue
54:33 - 54:39 RV: "Bear witness that I pay her now--that I owe her nothing!" Dialogue
55:33 - 55:37 RV: "I am through with you--and Paris, forever!" Dialogue
56:46 - 56:53 Winter. With the last day of the dying year. Dialogue
58:01 - 58:08 AN: "It is the last day of December--the wedding day of Gaston and Nichette." Dialogue
58:15 - 58:20 AN: "And to think that I am too ill to be there!" Dialogue
59:02 - 59:04 She is very ill. Dialogue
59:10 - 59:17 The court has ordered an immediate auction to satisfy the demands of creditors. Dialogue
59:60 - 1:00:06 AN: "I know they have come--what does it matter? It is the end." Dialogue
1:02:24 - 1:02:27 Your jewels, Madame? Dialogue
1:02:34 - 1:02:38 AN: "It is the most precious thing I possess!" Dialogue
1:06:16 - 1:06:19 She is in delirium. Dialogue
1:06:59 - 1:07:07 AN: "Do not weep, Gaston, the world will lose nothing. I was a useless ornament--a plaything--a momentary aurora." Dialogue
1:07:30 - 1:07:31 AN: "Armand." Dialogue
1:08:52 - 1:08:56 AN: "Let me sleep--let me dream--I am happy." Dialogue
1:54 - 2:01 Iris transition Effects
6:14 - 6:17 Iris transition Effects
21:33 - 21:37 Iris transition Effects
22:11 - 22:14 interesting vignette of bell tower Effects
23:45 - 23:47 dissolve (to images from the story) Effects
24:28 - 24:29 dissolve Effects
24:49 - 24:52 dissolve back to story Effects
26:02 - 26:03 dissolve Effects
27:60 - 28:04 iris transition Effects
28:14 - 28:17 Iris transition Effects
33:58 - 34:01 Fade out/fade in (signals flashback) Effects
34:52 - 34:54 fade out/fade in Effects
37:56 - 37:59 fade out/in (back to the story Manon from earlier) Effects
38:05 - 38:08 fade out/in Effects
41:42 - 41:45 CU on camellias Effects
42:18 - 42:22 Iris out Effects
45:10 - 45:14 Iris out Effects
45:24 - 45:29 Iris in to another Rambova set Effects
49:03 - 49:05 Nazimova and Spider web set Effects
50:47 - 50:49 Valentino in spider web set Effects
52:03 - 52:10 fade out/in out/in Effects
56:40 - 56:44 Iris Effects
56:55 - 56:59 Iris Effects
57:52 - 57:56 Bell vignette Effects
1:04:53 - 1:04:56 Bell vignette and dissolve to flashback Effects
1:06:30 - 1:06:33 Blur effect to indicate Marguerite's health decline/"delirium" Effects
1:06:37 - 1:06:40 Gaston and Nichette slowly come into focus Effects
1:07:59 - 1:08:01 slow dissolve to flashback Effects
1:08:19 - 1:08:28 Armand and Marguerite memory slowly blurs and dissolves back to present Effects
1:09:18 - 1:09:24 Slow Iris in Effects
27:46 - 27:49 AN: "No, no--not that!" Dialoge

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