Advertisement, The Mail [Adelaide], 20 October 1917, p.9
form y The Monk and the Woman single work   film/TV  
Adaptation of The Monk and the Woman Frederick Melville 1912 single work drama
Issue Details: First known date: 1917 1917
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'The personnel of the play is found in one of the corrupt French courts of a Henri, and a monastery which harbours the Monk Paul (Mr. Marmont). Mdlle Liane (Miss Fane) is the most desired beauty of the court. Her admirers include the King and his chief adviser, Do Montrale (Mr. Plimmer). The latter is a treacherous favourite, who stoops at nothing to defeat his ruler In love, and to possess his crown. He suggests to the King that to get the girl in their power she may be charged with conspiracy, but on proceeding to arrest her, Montrale discovers that she has been forewarned. Then there is an exciting chase, which takes the parties to the monastery. While the soldiers are searching the grounds for Liane, the girl and her friends arrive there for shelter, and fall easily into the wrong hands. Montrale commits the girl to imprisonment in the monastery, and the monk is appointed her gaoler. Paul is only human, and Llane's charms prove too much for his spiritual good, so that when Montrale returns for her the monk vigorously defends her, but to no purpose. She is taken away, and led to the altar. After the ceremony the king turns to congratulate his adviser, but staggers to find that the monk is the bridegroom. The story continues in an interesting vein, and has a thrilling climax.'


'The Monk and the Woman', Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate, 30 October 1917, p.6 (via Trove Australia).

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

      1917 .
      Advertisement, The Mail [Adelaide], 20 October 1917, p.9
      Extent: Six reels; 6000 feetsp.
      Description: Silent; black-and-white
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