Fedora is a 1918 American silent drama film directed by Edward José and written by Charles E. Whittaker, after the 1882 play with the same name by Victorien Sardou. The film stars Pauline Frederick, Alfred Hickman, Jere Austin, William L. Abingdon, and John Merkyl (as Wilmuth Merkyl). The film was released on August 4, 1918, by Paramount Pictures. It is not known whether the film currently survives.


As described in a film magazine, Fedora (Frederick), a Russian princess of wealth and beauty and engaged to Count Vladimir Androvitch (Merkyl), vows to bring the murderer of the Count to justice after he is mysteriously slain. She traces the assassin to Paris and poses as a Russian exile. By the practice of her wiles she induces Louis Ipanoff (Austin) to fall in love with and wrings a confession from him. Ipanoff goes to Fedora's house and reveals the truth of her fiance's death, he having discovered Vladimir in Mme. Ipanoff's bedroom. When Fedora learns of her late fiance's perfidy, she declares her love for Ipanoff and screens him from the police until the Tsar can pardon him and they are finally married.

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    contentLocation Paris
    director Edward José
    genre drama
    keywords engage film magazine married russian prince
    producer Adolph Zukor
    productionCompany Famous Players–Lasky Corporation
    publisher Paramount Pictures