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Some scenes of the film were shot in New Orleans. The copyright records and one review ( NYMT ) credit Luther Reed as one of the authors, while press material for the film and other reviews credit Arthur ... More Less

Some scenes of the film were shot in New Orleans. The copyright records and one review ( NYMT ) credit Luther Reed as one of the authors, while press material for the film and other reviews credit Arthur Reed. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Jan 19
p. 651.
MPN
25 Jan 19
p. 601.
MPW
25 Jan 19
p. 526.
MPW
24 Jan 19
p. 46.
Variety
24 Jan 19
p. 46.
Wid's
12 Jan 19
p. 13.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITERS
Story
Story
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 January 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
12 January 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13280
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Blanchette Dumonde is known as "the wickedest woman in Paris" because she cavorts with her wealthy lover Chabin rather than join in the war effort. When she meets sculptor Etienne Desechette, he requests that she pose for him because he is haunted by the great soul that he sees hidden in her face. Although Chabin angrily refuses for her, Blanchette, moved by Etienne's words, attempts to become a nurse, but is rebuked by a hospital authority. Furious, she goes with Chabin to an Apache club, where she flirts with Auchat, the roughest of the dancers, and takes him home when the den is raided. After Chabin finds them and fights Auchat, Blanchette sees Etienne returning from the war, blind. She takes him to a country cottage where she nurses him and poses as he sculpts her image by touch. When Auchat comes to kill Etienne, Blanchette kills Auchat. Chabin arrives and, seeing Blanchette's happiness, tells the police that he killed Auchat, who was attempting to rob the ... +


Blanchette Dumonde is known as "the wickedest woman in Paris" because she cavorts with her wealthy lover Chabin rather than join in the war effort. When she meets sculptor Etienne Desechette, he requests that she pose for him because he is haunted by the great soul that he sees hidden in her face. Although Chabin angrily refuses for her, Blanchette, moved by Etienne's words, attempts to become a nurse, but is rebuked by a hospital authority. Furious, she goes with Chabin to an Apache club, where she flirts with Auchat, the roughest of the dancers, and takes him home when the den is raided. After Chabin finds them and fights Auchat, Blanchette sees Etienne returning from the war, blind. She takes him to a country cottage where she nurses him and poses as he sculpts her image by touch. When Auchat comes to kill Etienne, Blanchette kills Auchat. Chabin arrives and, seeing Blanchette's happiness, tells the police that he killed Auchat, who was attempting to rob the house. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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