The Awakening of Bianca (1912)

Drama, Romance, Short

Nicola pays court to Bianca, the daughter of Angelio, who runs a fruit store and for whom Nicola works. Guiseppe, who is somewhat of a dandy, wins the girl's affections. Nicola leaves ... See full summary »

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9 April 2017 | deickemeyer
Zena Keefe is her own charming self, but is never a true Italian
A little love story of the Italian quarter by Horace Kramer, who has provided a fresh and romantic situation quite in line with the character of the peoples of Southern Europe. Zena Keefe plays the heroine, and her crowning glory is a wealth of black hair which flows down her back. Charles Kent takes the part of her father, and one of his pushcart salesmen in the fruit business is Nicola, played by Leo Delaney. who is deeply in love with the hair. Hal Wilson, a very good Jewish character, wants to buy the curls, but it is not until after her father has fallen on hard times that she is willing to give them up. By this time she meets Giuseppe (Charles Edwards), with whom she has fallen in love, and who is willing to have them sold. The awakening comes through Nicola's willingness to give up his whole capital to save her the indignity. Zena Keefe is her own charming self, but is never a true Italian, nor is Charles Kent. Both are unaffected and do competent work, but Leo Delaney's work gives good Italian atmosphere to the story. The work of Charles Edwards also helps in this. Charles Kent, the producer, has made an interesting picture, but it isn't up to the best Vitagraph standard. - The Moving Picture World, December 21, 1912

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Drama | Romance | Short


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7 December 1912



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