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''The White Sister'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/LillianGish and Creator/RonaldColman. It was adapted from the F. Marion Crawford novel by the same name, which was previously adapted as a film in 1915 (this version is missing presumed lost). In 1933, the novel received a third adaptation, as a talkie direced by Creator/VictorFleming starring Helen Hayes and Creator/ClarkGable. Additionally, a Mexican version was made in 1960.

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''The White Sister'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/LillianGish and Creator/RonaldColman. It was adapted from the F. Marion Crawford novel by the same name, which was previously adapted as a film in 1915 (this version is missing presumed lost). In 1933, the novel received a third adaptation, as a talkie direced directed by Creator/VictorFleming starring Helen Hayes and Creator/ClarkGable. Additionally, a Mexican version was made in 1960.


''The White Sister'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/LillianGish and Creator/RonaldColman. It was adapted from the F. Marion Crawford novel by the same name, which was previously adapted as a film in 1915 (this version is missing presumed lost). In 1933, the novel received a third adaptation, as a talkie starring Helen Hayes and Creator/ClarkGable. Additionally, a Mexican version was made in 1960.

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''The White Sister'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/LillianGish and Creator/RonaldColman. It was adapted from the F. Marion Crawford novel by the same name, which was previously adapted as a film in 1915 (this version is missing presumed lost). In 1933, the novel received a third adaptation, as a talkie direced by Creator/VictorFleming starring Helen Hayes and Creator/ClarkGable. Additionally, a Mexican version was made in 1960.


''The White Sister'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/LillianGish and Creator/RonaldColman. It was adapted from the F. Marion Crawford novel by the same name, which was previously adapted as a film in 1915. In 1933, the novel received a third adaptation, as a talkie starring Helen Hayes and Creator/ClarkGable. Additionally, a Mexican version was made in 1960.

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''The White Sister'' is a 1923 silent film starring Creator/LillianGish and Creator/RonaldColman. It was adapted from the F. Marion Crawford novel by the same name, which was previously adapted as a film in 1915.1915 (this version is missing presumed lost). In 1933, the novel received a third adaptation, as a talkie starring Helen Hayes and Creator/ClarkGable. Additionally, a Mexican version was made in 1960.


* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Marchesa. In a DeathbedConfession, she admits that she cheated her sister out of her fortune, and expresses regret for kicking her out of the house. After a moment of struggle, Angela forgives her.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Marchesa. In a DeathbedConfession, she admits that she cheated her sister out of her fortune, and expresses regret for kicking her out of the house.house as well. After a moment of struggle, Angela forgives her.


* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Marchesa. In a DeathbedConfession, she admits that she cheated her sister out of her fortune. After a moment of struggle, Angela forgives her.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Marchesa. In a DeathbedConfession, she admits that she cheated her sister out of her fortune.fortune, and expresses regret for kicking her out of the house. After a moment of struggle, Angela forgives her.


* SaintlyChurch: The Catholic Church is depicted positively, with no corrupt or unsympathetic characters working for in. In particular, the "marriage to the Church" scene, in which Angela officially becomes a nun, is portrayed with solemn reverence for the rituals taking place.

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* SaintlyChurch: The Catholic Church is depicted positively, with no corrupt or unsympathetic characters working for in.it. In particular, the "marriage to the Church" scene, in which Angela officially becomes a nun, is portrayed with solemn reverence for the rituals taking place.

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* DramaticIrony: As the news of Giovanni's supposed death spreads, it's intercut with scenes of Angela romantically dreaming about their future together. Later, as Giovanni races home to marry her, it's intercut with scenes of Angela officially becoming a nun.

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* BilledAboveTheTitle: Just look at the poster on this page, and observe how Lillian Gish's name is larger than the film's title.


* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Marchesa.

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* RedemptionEqualsDeath: The Marchesa. In a DeathbedConfession, she admits that she cheated her sister out of her fortune. After a moment of struggle, Angela forgives her.

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* ThePlotReaper: Not long after his return to Italy, Giovanni dies for real in a HeroicSacrifice. Yay, no more moral dilemma for Angela!


* ChekhovsVolcano: They didn't spend the beginning of the film talking about Mount Vesuvius for nothing.



* ChekhovsVolcano: They didn't spend the beginning of the film talking about Mount Vesuvius for nothing.

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* ChristianityIsCatholic: Justified, as the setting is 1920s Italy.


Set (and filmed) in Naples, Gish is an Italian aristocrat named Angela Chiaromonte and Colman is the dashing Captain Giovanni Severini. They are very much in love, of course. After the death of Angela's father, Prince Chiaromonte, she is cheated out of her entire inheritance by her jealous half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola. But Angela doesn't care about that as she still has Giovanni. He has to go off on a military expedition to Africa, but she promises to wait for him. When she receives word that he was killed by Arabs, she has a mental breakdown. She recovers in a Catholic hospital run by the "white sisters," a.k.a. nuns. Wanting to give back and not wanting to marry any man other than Giovanni, she decides to become a nun herself. But oops, turns out Giovanni is still alive.

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Set (and filmed) in Naples, Gish is an Italian aristocrat named Angela Chiaromonte and Colman is the dashing Captain Giovanni Severini.Severi. They are very much in love, of course. After the death of Angela's father, Prince Chiaromonte, she is cheated out of her entire inheritance by her jealous half-sister, the Marchesa di Mola. But Angela doesn't care about that as she still has Giovanni. He has to go off on a military expedition to Africa, but she promises to wait for him. When she receives word that he was killed by Arabs, she has a mental breakdown. She recovers in a Catholic hospital run by the "white sisters," a.k.a. nuns. Wanting to give back and not wanting to marry any man other than Giovanni, she decides to become a nun herself. But oops, turns out Giovanni is still alive.


* SaintlyChurch: This film is positively reverential in its attitude towards the Catholic Church.

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* SaintlyChurch: This film is positively reverential in its attitude towards the The Catholic Church.Church is depicted positively, with no corrupt or unsympathetic characters working for in. In particular, the "marriage to the Church" scene, in which Angela officially becomes a nun, is portrayed with solemn reverence for the rituals taking place.

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* SaintlyChurch: This film is positively reverential in its attitude towards the Catholic Church.

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