19 April 2004 | siri-keller
This is a very entertaining and charming picture starring the beautiful Barbara LaMarr as Mona Reid, a dancing star in gay Paris. Men adore her and long every evening to see her dance her famous act "The White Moth". She is wooed by a young man (Ben Lyon) already engaged to another girl. To keep him from leaving his fiancée and follow Mona to New York, his elder brother (Conway Tearle) marries her himself. While happy to see her dearest wish - marriage with the man she loves - fulfilled, she's confronted with the bitter truth just a few hours after the ceremony. Her husband leaves her to return to Paris, assuming that she will soon send for her ex-dancing partner to join her. But several sad weeks later he realizes that he's missing Mona and decides to return and start all over with her again... But events follow hot on heels of one another and the couple has to fight for their final happiness together.
A quite beautiful picture, very modern in its story-telling and acting. A good cast and good photography add to the quality of this drama. The story is based upon a poem originally written by Miss La Marr herself who also wrote the screenplay. People who love silents of all kinds will also like this picture!