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This film was made as a "European Imp Feature" according to Universal Weekly , and was photographed by a Universal crew "on sojourn" in the British Isles. Many scenes were filmed on location in France. It was re-issued in 1916 by King Baggot on a state rights ... More Less

This film was made as a "European Imp Feature" according to Universal Weekly , and was photographed by a Universal crew "on sojourn" in the British Isles. Many scenes were filmed on location in France. It was re-issued in 1916 by King Baggot on a state rights basis. More Less

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DATE
PAGE
MPW
20 Dec 13
p. 1391.
NYDM
21 Jan 14
p. 35.
UW
3 Jan 14
p. 17.
UW
17 Jan 14
p. 12.
UW
4 Apr 14
p. 17.
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Release Date:
22 January 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jean Dumas, a Parisian artist, is introduced to the addictive liquor absinthe by his materialistic mistress, who also convinces him to rob his well-to-do parents' house. Jean is discovered and disowned by his parents, then he marries one of their maids, who becomes repelled by his poverty and leaves him for a wealthier man. Jean, suffering from drug-induced hallucinations, eventually turns to robbery as a means of supporting his habit and joins an Apache gang. One night, disguised as a cabby, he attempts to rob a passenger who turns out to be his wife. He drives her through Paris to the forest where he strangles her and leaves her for dead. The next morning, he returns to his parents' home where his father gives him a gun and turns him away. In the city streets, Jean is ridiculed by urchins and follows a company of ... +


Jean Dumas, a Parisian artist, is introduced to the addictive liquor absinthe by his materialistic mistress, who also convinces him to rob his well-to-do parents' house. Jean is discovered and disowned by his parents, then he marries one of their maids, who becomes repelled by his poverty and leaves him for a wealthier man. Jean, suffering from drug-induced hallucinations, eventually turns to robbery as a means of supporting his habit and joins an Apache gang. One night, disguised as a cabby, he attempts to rob a passenger who turns out to be his wife. He drives her through Paris to the forest where he strangles her and leaves her for dead. The next morning, he returns to his parents' home where his father gives him a gun and turns him away. In the city streets, Jean is ridiculed by urchins and follows a company of soldiers. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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