Description:The fragment here shown belongs to the ending part of the film.
The lady of Saint-Vanor, tired of being oppressed by her dissolute husband, leaves him for Claudio Bourgueil, the leading actor, and she becomes his student. But soon the student overcomes the master and jealousy kills the man’s love. Eventually abandoned, Maddalena of Saint-Vanor calls the one she has sacrificed her heart and riches for, so that he privately watches the rehearsal of a tragic death scene. At the end of the recital, Claudio bends over her and he realizes that the poor woman was not acting and that she had actually committed suicide.
The video is a copy from the film print held by the Museo Nazionale del Cinema: 35mm, positive, polyester, 81 m, 5' at 18 fps, colour (Desmetcolor), without intertitles, silent.