About the film
The Broken Melody
Release Date: December 01, 1919
|Production Companies||:||Selznick Pictures Corporation|
|Director||:||William P.S. Earle|
|Writers||:||Dorothy Farnum, Ouida Bergère, Ouida Bergère|
Stewart, an art student in the "bohemian" Greenwich Village in New York City, lives next door to his girlfriend Hedda, who wants to be a singer. One night while they are dining at their favorite cafe, a wealthy woman, Mrs. Trask, comes up to them with a proposition: she knows he is an artist and wants to go to Paris in order to study and develop his talent, and she will pay all his expenses to allow him to do that. He refuses because he doesn't want to leave Hedda, but she eventually persuades him to agree. It turns out that she as an ulterior motive for what she's doing--as does Mrs. Trask.