GenreDrama, Romance ScreenplayOuida Bergere CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles) Release dateApril 1, 1923 (1923-04-01) Based onBella Donna (novel) by Robert Smythe HichensBella Donna (play) by James Bernard Fagan WriterOuida Bergere, James B. Fagan (play), Robert Hichens (novel) CastPola Negri(Bella Donna), Conway Tearle(Mahmoud Baroudi), Adolphe Menjou(Mr Chepstow), Conrad Nagel(Nigel Armine), Lois Wilson(Patricia) Similar moviesThe Fall of a Nation, Rescued from an Eagle's Nest, The Gay Shoe Clerk, The Damnation of Faust, A Little Madonna, Paperman
Conrad veidt in bella donna fragments from the only copy of the film in existence
Reportedly the film played with sound provided by the DeForest Phonofilmsound-on-film process. This was probably music and sound effects but no dialogue, and was only at the April 1, 1923 premiere at the Rivoli Theatre in New York City.
Paramount also premiered The Covered Wagon in New York City on March 16, 1923. All or about two reels of The Covered Wagon had a music track recorded in the Phonofilm process, but was only shown this way at the premiere at the Rivoli Theater in New York City. On April 15, 1923, Lee DeForest presented a program of 18 short films made in the Phonofilm process, also at the Rivoli Theater.
A print is reportedly held at the Gosfilmofond Archive in Moscow.