Joseph Urban and Cosmopolitan Films

The Woman God Changed

"The Woman God Changed" was Cosmopolitan Productions Number 20, released on July 3, 1921.

The copy held by the Library of Congress is missing one reel.

It was directed by Robert G. Vignola, from a story by Brian Oswald Donn-Byrne that had appeared in Hearst's Magazine from February to April 1921, with a scenario by Doty Hobart.

Seena Owen is Anna Janssen, a dancer who becomes the mistress of wealthy Alastair De Vries played by Henry Sedley. When he drops her for another woman, Anna shoots him to death and then flees to Tahiti.

New York Detective Thomas McCarthy, played by E. K. Lincoln, is assigned to arrest her and bring her back to New York, but on the return journey their ship sinks. Anna and Thomas swim to a desert island where they remain for two years. Returning to New York, Anna goes on trial for murder, but the jury recommends that she be pardoned.

Shown here is the set for Anna Janssen's Apartment, along with the same set shown after a wild party.

Shown here are two photos of the set marked Island Dance Hall, and Oriental Garden.

The Courtroom scene.

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