Marie Doro, one of the most brilliant and popular stars of the Charles Frohman company, who photoplay lovers admired so in her first appearance on the screen, in "The Morals of Marcus", is superb beyond the powere of words in her latest and greatest screen characterisation, in the Famous Players Film Company's latest contribution to Paramount Pictures, "The White Pearl".
Tender and exquisite as was Miss Doro's creation of Carlotta, the little rescused inmate from the Turkish harem, she is doubly so in the unusual role of a little American girl who suddenly finds herself transplanted on a Japanese island, worshipped by the natives as a representative of Buddah, through her possession of a mysterious white pearl with which some Hindu legend is connected, and thoroughly unhappy despite the adulation of the Japanese, because of her lost love Robert Alden, whom she believes to have been drowned in the wreck that seperated them.
There is opportunity provided here for a wraith-like creation of which the abundant art of Miss Doro takes full advantage. Her garments and hair wet, after her rescue from the sea, Miss Doro is a veritable mist-sprite, a bit of drifting fog or foam that has come to life. And the lighting of this scene is one of the most exquisite effects ever contained in a photoplay - the moon coming from the waters, and as she goes to sleep in the arms of the statue of Buddah, the moonlight falls upon her, until she is almost in actuality a white pearl of a girl.
For beauty of character and conception, for artistic presentation of drama and romance combined, "The White Pearl" will never be surpassed and perhaps never be equalled - unless, indeed. Marie Doro and the Famous Players Film Company accomplish this marvellous feat.
(Trenton Evening Times, Trenton, New Jersey, 26 October 1915).
"Marie Doro takes the role of Dora, which she recently played in Charles Frohman's all-star revival of the famous play in association with William Gillette and Blanche Bates. It would be hard to conceive of the character being better acted than by this beautiful and accomplished actress. Her grace and personal charm illumine every scene in which she appears. Miss Doro is given admirable support by Elliott Dexter and...the other supporting roles."
(Times-Democrat, Lima, Ohio, 27 March 1916).
A Triangle - Fine Arts - D. W. Griffith production that is worthy of the famous girl. An enormous salary is paid to Miss Doro and that she earns it you will agree after seeing this Griffith-Triangle masterpiece.
Miss Doro does some wonderful dancing in this picture; she wears light, filmy garments as she dances divinely through the forest. Her face is alight with the joy of life and it is a delight to watch her.
(The Ogden Standard, Utah, 4 March 1916).
From the story by Hector Turnbull, produced by Cecil B. De Mille. A photodrama revealing glympses of sweetness and pathos with some dramatic moments and a powerful but happy climax. Miss Doro in a role of great sympathy and charm.
(The Lancaster Daily Gazette, Lancaster, Ohio, 15 June 1916).