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The actress Mme. Comount may be Mathilde Comount. The actor listed as Rudolph Volantino later became known as Rudolph ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 May 19
p. 2019.
MPN
31 May 19
p. 3553, 3668
MPW
31 May 19
p. 1397, 1399
Wid's
23 May 19
p. 57.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 June 1919
Copyright Claimants:
The Vitagraph Co. of America The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Dates:
17 May 1919 1 September 1922
Copyright Numbers:
LP13745 LP18239
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,840
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Monsieur Picard, a welcome guest of the French aristocracy, having been awarded the Croix de Guerre, is also a master thief who baffles the Parisian police. One night, while Picard watches an Apache dance, he learns that one of his three adopted children is seriously ill. When his car breaks down, Picard politely forces Helen Deprenay to loan him her auto, and leaves his cross as security. The next day, the police pursue Picard to the Deprenay home where the prefect warns Helen about Picard. Helen writes to the entreating Picard, and refuses to see him until he proves himself of worth to society. Disguised as Scotland Yard agent Armand DuBois, Picard is present at the Deprenay home when a necklace is stolen. After Helen covers for him, Picard catches the thief in an attempt to swindle the entire community in a stock market scheme. He informs the police that Picard no longer exists, and escapes with Helen to a new ... +


Monsieur Picard, a welcome guest of the French aristocracy, having been awarded the Croix de Guerre, is also a master thief who baffles the Parisian police. One night, while Picard watches an Apache dance, he learns that one of his three adopted children is seriously ill. When his car breaks down, Picard politely forces Helen Deprenay to loan him her auto, and leaves his cross as security. The next day, the police pursue Picard to the Deprenay home where the prefect warns Helen about Picard. Helen writes to the entreating Picard, and refuses to see him until he proves himself of worth to society. Disguised as Scotland Yard agent Armand DuBois, Picard is present at the Deprenay home when a necklace is stolen. After Helen covers for him, Picard catches the thief in an attempt to swindle the entire community in a stock market scheme. He informs the police that Picard no longer exists, and escapes with Helen to a new life. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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