Sog.: dalla commedia omonima di Robert des Flers e Gaston de Caillavet. F.: Giorgino Ricci. Int.: Ruggero Ruggeri (conte di Sarzac), Pina Menichelli (Georgette Coursan), Amleto Novelli (Giovanni), Suzanne Arduini (Giovanna Aubrin), Giuseppe Piemontesi (Charmenil), Amerigo Tramonti (l’abate Jocasse). Prod.: Cines. Pri. pro.: 7 ottobre 1915 35mm. L.: 580 m. (incompleto, l. orig.: 594 m.). D.: 29’ a 18 f/s. Desmetcolor.
The film features Pina Menichelli in an unusual role, a young and lively beauty from the countryside. Two great Italian actors vie for her affection: Ruggero Ruggeri and Amleto Novelli. Ruggeri, the central character of this smart story based on a comedy not yet published in Italy at the time, is a bon viveur father who wants to return to family life by reuniting with his estranged son. Novelli, slightly awkward in a role appropriate for someone ten years younger, is his simple and good-hearted son. Caught between not only two men, but two lifestyles, Menichelli rides around on a bicycle, wearing wild flowers, displaying a spontaneity that will surprise those who only know her more decadent performances. Every so often, however, a capricious look by Menichelli reveals the side of the actress that the public would come to associate with her. It is no surprise, perhaps, that in the end the beautiful Georgette played by Menichelli prefers the Parisian allure of the father to the rustic son (despite the fact that he is the protagonist of the more evocative scenes of the film).