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Vintage original 11 x 14 in. US lobby card from the 1920's silent film melodrama, THE VIRGIN, released in 1924 by the Truart Film Corporation and directed by Alvin J. Neitz.


The image features a nighttime exterior long shot of the American David Kent (Kenneth Harlan) courting the object of is desire, Maía Valdez, the virgin of San Blas (Dorothy Revier), seated on the edge of the balcony above him. The border artwork depicts a different character from the film and this card depicts actor Walter Hiers as The Chewing-gum Salesman. It is unrestored in near-fine condition.


*"The Virgin is a 1924 American silent drama film directed by Alan James and starring Kenneth Harlan, Dorothy Revier, and Sam De Grasse. It is inspired by the poem The Virgin of San Blas by Julio Sabello."
*(source: Wikipedia)


*"María Valdez, known as the Virgin of San Blas because of her charitable acts and great beauty, falls in love with David Kent, an American who is in Spain to investigate the death of his father years earlier. María and Kent set the date for a wedding, but Ricardo Ruiz, an excellent duelist and rake who desires to marry María to recoup his fortunes, informs the girl that her father was killed by Kent's father in the distant past. María then decides to avenge the family honor and immediately enters into a companionate marriage with Ricardo. Kent goes to María seeking an explanation for her sudden change of heart, and Ricardo finds them together. He challenges the American to a duel, instructing his valet to shoot Kent if he seems to be gaining the advantage. But in the course of the duel, Kent extinguishes the candles, and the valet inadvertently kills Ricardo. María and Kent are reconciled and make plans to be married."

*(source: AFI Catalog of Feature Films)


The cast includes Kenneth Harlan, Dorothy Revier, Alice Lake, Walter Hiers, Sam De Grasse, Cesare Gravina, Frank Lackteen, Rosa Rosanova, Neil Clark Keller, Lois Scott, J.P. Lockney.



THE VIRGIN (1924) US Lobby Card 07

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