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HISTORY

The film was also listed at 5,288 feet. This was the first Thomas H. Ince production made in the Eastern studios of Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Information in the Thomas H. Ince papers indicates that the story "L'Apache" by John Lynch was adapted from a story by Adele ... More Less

The film was also listed at 5,288 feet. This was the first Thomas H. Ince production made in the Eastern studios of Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Information in the Thomas H. Ince papers indicates that the story "L'Apache" by John Lynch was adapted from a story by Adele Buffington. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
29 Nov 19
p. 2237.
ETR
27 Dec 19
p. 434.
MPN
28 Jun 19
p. 146.
MPN
7 Mar 19
p. 66.
MPW
20 Dec 19
p. 1007.
Variety
19 Dec 19
p. 45.
Wid's
14 Dec 19
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 November 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince
Copyright Date:
12 September 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14192
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,625
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Natalie Bourget, an American living in Paris, is married against her will to Jean Bourget, the brutal leader of the Paris "Apache" underworld. At a cabaret, Jean compels Natalie to perform an Apache dance, during which Harrison Forbes and his American mistress, Helen Armstrong, notice Natalie's strong resemblance to Helen. The latter's life, under Forbes' corrupting influence, has become so dissolute that she is too ashamed to face her grandfather, Professor Armstrong, recently arrived from America to visit her. After Natalie agrees to take her place, Helen drowns herself, and the same night, Jean robs and murders Forbes. Professor Armstrong introduces Natalie, posing as Helen, to Otis Mayne and the two fall deeply in love, but their happiness is disrupted when Natalie is charged with Forbes' murder. During the trial, Jean is shot while fleeing the police, but while he is dying, he confesses that he slew Forbes. Exonerated, Natalie embraces ... +


Natalie Bourget, an American living in Paris, is married against her will to Jean Bourget, the brutal leader of the Paris "Apache" underworld. At a cabaret, Jean compels Natalie to perform an Apache dance, during which Harrison Forbes and his American mistress, Helen Armstrong, notice Natalie's strong resemblance to Helen. The latter's life, under Forbes' corrupting influence, has become so dissolute that she is too ashamed to face her grandfather, Professor Armstrong, recently arrived from America to visit her. After Natalie agrees to take her place, Helen drowns herself, and the same night, Jean robs and murders Forbes. Professor Armstrong introduces Natalie, posing as Helen, to Otis Mayne and the two fall deeply in love, but their happiness is disrupted when Natalie is charged with Forbes' murder. During the trial, Jean is shot while fleeing the police, but while he is dying, he confesses that he slew Forbes. Exonerated, Natalie embraces Otis. +

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