~A Woman There Was~

Theda Bara ...  Princess Zara
William B. Davidson ...  Rev. Winthrop Stark
Robert Elliott ...  Pulke
Claude Payton ...  High Priest
John Ardizoni ...  Majah
~E32-32: Claude Peyton & Theda Bara~
~E32-26: William B. Davidson & Theda Bara~
~E32-12: Theda Bara & William B. Davidson~
~Plot Synopsis~
On the South Sea island of Kolpee, Pulke, a pearl diver, loves Zara, Chief Majah's daughter, who is
content with him until a New England missionary, Winthrop Stark, arrives. When Stark refuses Zara's
marriage proposal because he is already engaged, she interrupts his sermon by grasping his knees and
crying that he has no right to preach about brotherly love as he does not know what love is. Zara saves
Stark from Pulke's jealous attack with a spear, and when the priest orders Stark sacrificed to appease
the gods and stop a typhoon, she goes to drown herself in the sea in his place. Stark saves her, but
because of his exertions, lapses into unconsciousness. Zara, now the reigning Princess since Majah died
in the storm, learns that the black pearl buried with him can save Stark. She steals it and Stark recovers
and leaves, but Zara dies holding off the angry natives, led by Pulke, who accidentally spear her while
trying to recover the pearl.  

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: J. Gordon Edwards

Written by:
George James Hopkins - story
Adrian Johnson - scenario

Based on the short story "Creation's Tears" by Neje Hopkins (publication
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: John W. Boyle    
Costume Design by: George James Hopkins    

Length: 5 Reels
Runtime: 50 Minutes
Released: June 1, 1919
~Theda Bara~