~Thy Name Is Woman~
1924
~Director Fred Niblo, Wallace MacDonald, Barbara La Marr, Ramon Novarro & William V. Mong~
~Director Fred Niblo & Edith Roberts~
~Plot Synopsis~
Ramon Novarro and Barbara LaMarr, the featured players who made such an impression in The Prisoner
of Zenda, reunite in this drama as stars. Juan Ricardo (Novarro) is a soldier in the Spanish army. He is
offered a promotion to sergeant if he will seduce Guerrita (LaMarr), the young wife of Pedro, an old
smuggler (William V. Mong), and get his hands on the illicit goods. It gets complicated, however, when
Ricardo and Guerrita fall in love. Guerrita tries to convince him to desert the army, but her husband
Pedro discovers the affair, and informs the Commandante (Robert Edeson). Pedro then kills his wife and
dies of heart failure. Ricardo is about to be court-martialed, but the Commandante's daughter, Dolores
(Edith Roberts) saves him. She argues that he should not have been forced to be a traitor to a woman,
and the fact that he refused makes him chivalrous. This film was based on Benjamin Glazer's version of
the play by Karl Schoenherr. Bess Meredyth wrote the screenplay.

Plot Synopsis from allmovie.com
Directed by: Fred Niblo    

Written by:
Bess Meredyth - adaptation & screenplay

Based on the play Thy Name Is Woman by C. Schöner (trans. by Benjamin
Floyer Glazer; New York, 15 Nov 1920).
~Cast~


Ramon Novarro ...  Juan Ricardo
Barbara La Marr ...  Guerita
William V. Mong ...  Pedro the Fox (Guerita's husband)
Wallace MacDonald ...  Capt. Rodrigo de Castelar
Robert Edeson ...  The Comandante
Edith Roberts ...  Dolores (Juan's daughter)
Claire McDowell ...  Juan's mother
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Louis B. Mayer Productions

Distribution Company: Metro Pictures Corporation

Executive Produced: Louis B. Mayer  
Cinematography by: Victor Milner    
Film Editing by: Lloyd Nosler    
Production Design by: Howard Grieve
Art Direction by: Ben Carré

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Released: February 4, 1924