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~Colorized Portrait of Viola Dana~
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~Plot Synopsis~
After becoming an unwed mother, Joline Hofer (Viola Dana) is cast out of her father's house. After
placing her baby in a home, she becomes the party girl of the Parisian underworld. She is noticed by
artist Paul Granville (Monte Blue), who uses her as a model. His paintings of her make him very
successful. When he hears the tale of a barren rosebush in a monastery, he decides to paint the
Madonna. Joline wants desperately to pose, but he scoffs at her offer. So she disguises herself as a
boy and goes to the monastery herself. When a monk sees her posing by the rosebush, he thinks she
is the Madonna. Joline tries to explain her presence, but the monk insists that the Madonna was
acting through her because the bush is now blossoming. The experience causes Joline to repent her
wicked ways. She gets honest employment, fetches her son, and Granville marries her.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, Allmovie.com

Scorned by her father for her sinful ways, Joline Hofer leaves her child in a convent and becomes the
sensation of a Paris cabaret. She poses for Paul Granville, a poor American artist, who hence
becomes famous. Despite his reluctance to use her as a model for a painting of the Madonna, she
obtains the assignment, undergoes a spiritual transformation, is reunited with her child, and finds
happiness with the artist.

Plot Synopsis from AFI.com
Directed  & Written by: George D. Baker

Based on the novel The Rosebush of a Thousand Years by Mabel
Wagnalls (New York, 1918).

Viola Dana ...  Joline Hofer
Monte Blue ...  Paul Granville
Marjorie Daw ...  Mademoiselle Brevoort
Lew Cody ...  Count Adrian de Roche
Frank Currier ...  Prior
Edward Connelly ...  Augustin
Kathleen Key ...  Madonna
Ethel Wales ...  Madame Hofer
George Siegmann ...  Hofer
Otto Matieson ...  Du Clos
Bruce Guerin ...  Jean Hofer
Marjorie Reynolds ...  Child (uncredited)
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation

Cinematography by: John Arnold
Film Editing by: Lou L. Ostrow & Grant Whytock  
Art Direction by: John Hughes  
Art Titles by: Jack W. Robson

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Released: June 23, 1924