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Movies & Million-Dollar Mansions, and Silents on the Islands


Image: scene from The New Faith

The New Faith


In this 1911 one-reel movie, a Roman patrician is intrigued by a slave girl who is a Christian, which is what the New Faith is all about. When she saves his life by pulling a tarantula off his neck, he falls for her – and her religion.


So, he invites her to shack up with him. She admits she loves him, but declines his kind offer of an extramarital relationship: "Over my dead body!" Somehow, that makes him love her even more.


This is the second movie filmed in Montecito, and the second with a religious theme.

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