~The Masked Woman~
~62-69: Anna Q. Nilsson & Einar Hansen~
~Plot Synopsis~
The Masked Woman was one of the last screenwriting efforts by June Mathis, who died in 1927. Filmed
on location in France, the story concerns a Turkish nobleman, played by Holbrook Blinn, who wants to
add Anna Q. Nilsson to his harem. But Nilsson is already married and refuses all of Blinn's seductive
entreaties. When Blinn dies, he leaves his vast fortune to Nilsson, but she will not accept it, certain that he
is merely trying to besmirch her reputation from the grave. But after her husband has been convinced
that his wife remained faithful to him, Nilsson accepts her inheritance, intending to establish a fund for
war orphans. The film was directed by June Mathis' then-husband, Italian moviemaker Silvano Balboni.

Plot Synosis by Hal Erickson, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Silvano Balboni

Written by:
Gerald C. Duffy - titles
June Mathis - writer

Based on the novel La Femme masquée, pièce en quatres actes by Charles
Méré (Paris, 1923).

Anna Q. Nilsson ...  Diane Delatour
Holbrook Blinn ...  Baron Tolento
Einar Hanson ...  Dr. René Delatour (as Einar Hansen)
Charles Murray ...  André O'Donohue (as Charlie Murray)
Gertrude Short ...  Mimi
Ruth Roland ...  Dolly Green
R.O. Pennell ...  Monsieur Lapoule (as Richard Pennell)
Cora Macey ...  Matron
Paulette Day ...  Baby
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: First National Pictures

Director of Photography: John Boyle

Length: 6 Reels
Runtime: 60 Minutes
Released: January 16, 1927