Scen.: Lois Weber. Int.: Lois Weber (Mira), Phillips Smalley (Vaughn), Charles De Forrest (Beyer). Prod.: Rex per Universal. Pri. pro.: 1 febbraio 1912 35mm. L.: 297 m. D.: 14’ a 18 f/s. Bn.
When an artist falls in love with his maid after painting her portrait, scandal ensues as her role shifts from employee to live-in companion. With the art world at its center, the film provides a sustained investigation of the production and circulation of images of women, an investigation that emerges as much through the film’s visual systems – its use of space, composition, and sightlines – as through its narrative trajectory. “Fine feathers make fine birds”, the saying goes.