During their opening conversation in his tent, the Sheik flattered his future conquest: In accordance with the ferocious origin of her name Negri quickly became known for her femme fatale image, despite the fact that in real life she was an obnoxious, attention seeking brat if the word of her bitter rivals is to be believed. As was typical of many of De Mille's films, he would display sensational scenes of debauchery and then punish the perpetrators in order to have them pay for their sins. It surveyed sexually-repressive, misogynistic witch-hunting the torture and slaughter of innocent women during the Middle Ages. A nostalgic journey to the past to relive the golden days of entertainment! A second notice in the L. CLARA BOW Rumor has it that this undisputed sex symbol of the 20s got into the Hollywood game when at age 18 she entered the office of a studio exec dressed in her high school uniform, landing on their payroll just a few days later. What gives the film its edge is that in truth she is simply a blunt, honest woman who doesn't realize her own vulnerability. The story goes thusly: Boris Karloff, in his second feature, plays the trapper whose brutish ways inadvertently unite the couple. To appease the censors, the film was distributed in Pennsylvania under the title Sex Crushed to Earth. She resolutely headed by train to Hollywood, where the studio contract was non-existent, and vowing not to be humiliated, she struggled to enter the studio to get noticed. Later, Anna was cast out into a fierce winter blizzard the film's most famous scene due to having a child out of wedlock, but was saved from ruin and death by country dweller David Bartlett Richard Barthelmess. The film contained occasional glimpses of semi-nudity to titillate audiences with erotically-tinged witch lore.