Passed | | Drama
A convent girl is abducted and seduced by a prince before being sent off to a brothel in East Africa.
Erich von Stroheim clashed with Paul Ivano numerous times; Ivano would frequently be fired by the exacting director, only to be immediately reinstated by Gloria Swanson.
Kitty Kelly, aka Queen Kelly:
He's going... to marry... you?
Queen Regina V: *I* am going to marry *HIM*!
The positions of the two different groups, the troops and the convent girls, are constantly changing in relation to the shrine on Kambach road.
The video version released by Force Video in Australia, has a different ending than the Kino version - this involves several scenes not in the Kino version at all. In the Force version, the Queen is seen dictating a letter to the imprisoned prince, after Kelly throws herself into the river. The letter outlines some terms for his release. We then go to the prison cell, and the scene between the prince and his friend is the same as the Kino version. In both versions the friend evidently hears a noise and leaves. In the Kino version he never returns, but in the Force version he returns with the letter from the queen. We learn that the conditions of his release are that he marry Kelly immediately, and consummate the marriage within 24 hours. He then rushes off to the convent to see Kelly. The scene with the Mother Superior is in both versions, but in the Kino version she tells the prince that Kelly has gone to Africa. In the Force version she leads him into the chapel, where Kelly's body is lying in state. She has drowned. The prince cries over the body and then begins to draw his sword, with the obvious intention of killing himself. The movie then ends.