~The Female~
~534-63: Warner Baxter & Betty Compson~
~Plot Synopsis~
Dalla (Betty Compson) is an untamed orphan of the South African veldt. She falls in love with Colonel
Valentia, a noted English hunter (Warner Baxter), but his refined friends make fun of her crude ways.
Hurt by their taunts, she decides to wed wealthy Boer Barend DeBeer (Noah Beery), under the condition
that he wait three years before consummating the marriage. During that time, she goes to England and
learns to become a lady. During a lion hunt back in South Africa, Dalla is left alone in her tent. Clon Biron
(Freeman Wood) tries to seduce her. DeBeer, however, returns and Biron kills him. Dalla is accused of
his murder, but Biron is finally found to be the guilty party. With DeBeer out of the way, Dalla is able to
find happiness with Valentia.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Sam Wood

Written by: Agnes Christine Johnston

Based on the novel Dalla, the Lion Cub by Cynthia Stockley (New York,

Betty Compson ...  Dalla
Warner Baxter ...  Col. Valentia
Noah Beery ...  Barend de Beer
Dorothy Cumming ...  Clodah Harrison
Freeman Wood ...  Clon Biron
Helen Butler ...  Laura Alcutt
Pauline French ...  Mrs. Cstigne
Edgar Norton ...  Clyde Wiel
Florence Wix ...  Lady Malete
~Remaining Credits~

Produced by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation & Paramount Pictures

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography: Alfred Gilks

Length: 7 Reels
Runtime: 70 minutes
Premiere: New York, August 31, 1924
Released: September 29, 1924