|| The Marquise of O-- is the story of Guilietta, an
aristocratic widow who, during wartime, is
a gang of soldiers but is rescued by one of their
officers. Overwhelmed by her ordeal, the
faints and the officer takes advantage of her.
|| Welcomed as her savior by Guilietta's family, the
officer, a Russian count, proposes to the
soon after. But she refuses him. "Count F--
an occasion in which he had once thrown some mud
swan. She always seemed to be swimming about on
fiery surface. He called out to her...Tinka!"
|| Several weeks later, the Marquise suspects that
pregnant. Mystified, Guilietta sends for her
doctor, who carefully examines her. "The
judged corrected how things are. You need no
|| The unbelieving Marquise asks for a second
midwife investigates the matter. "The gay corsair
has come ashore in the dark will come to light in
|| In dispair, Marquise confides in her mother, who
exclaims, "The confinement will not take place in
house!" A bewildered Marquise contemplates her
|| Guilietta is disowned by her father. "Here I send
the papers concerning your estate. I, Colonel G,
request you to leave. My daughter, you must
|| The Marquise vows that she is innocent of any
wrongdoing. But her father, mother and brother
against her. "Get out! Get out! Get out!"
|| The Marquise prepares to
the family house. Confronted by her brother,
stands her ground. "Tell your inhuman father he
shoot me dead but he will not take my children
|| The Marquise moves to her country estate at V--
await the birth of the child. In an effort to
her very soul" Guilietta redecorates the house
she worries about the future.
little creature I conceived in utmost purity must
divine. But why should this child be made to bear
stigma of disgrace?"
|| The Marquise reflects on the
character of the unknown father of her unborn
"He must irredemably belong to the scum of
|| The Marquise decides to puts
advertisement in the newspaper promising to marry
man who is father to her baby if he will come to
parents house in M-- "on the morning of the 3rd
|| "A certain lady requests the
the father of the child. For in consideration of
dear family she was resolved that she would marry
father of the child."
|| "So would he please reveal his
for the sake of the unborn child?"
|| But who will show up on the morning
the 3rd at 11:00?
|| Galloping out to V--, Count F--
the Marquise's garden. The love sick Count
proposal to the furious Marquise. "Go away!!"
|| At V--, the Colonel's wife,
her daughter to be innocent, reconciles with
Guilietta. "Dearest Mother, it is I who should
|| The Marquise returns to her
house in M--. Colonel G-- and his daughter are
reunited in a tearful scene. At dinner, it is
decided that for the sake of public opinion,
will marry whomever shows up at their door.
|| The Colonel's wife decides on
ediquette for receiving the mystery man.
agree to be present!"
|| Finally repentant, Count F--
Guilietta's advertisement and confesses his
The Marquise's family persuades their now
daughter to marry him. However, the Marquise is
enough to play her own game.