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Numerous double exposure shots were used to create the effect of drug-induced hallucinations. One pre-release article lists Sally McCombe in the role of Pauline. Exteriors for the film were shot in New Orleans, interiors at the Pathé Studios. Actress Bertha Brundage was also known as Mrs. Mathilde ... More Less

Numerous double exposure shots were used to create the effect of drug-induced hallucinations. One pre-release article lists Sally McCombe in the role of Pauline. Exteriors for the film were shot in New Orleans, interiors at the Pathé Studios. Actress Bertha Brundage was also known as Mrs. Mathilde Brundage. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Jun 15
p. 1034.
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 48.
MPN
1 May 15
pp. 26-27.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 95.
MPN
22 May 15
p. 13.
MPN
12 Jun 15
pp. 10-11, 67
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 55.
MPW
12 Jun 15
p. 1788.
MPW
24 Jul 15
p. 734.
Variety
18 Jun 15
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
3 June 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5971
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

By order of his family, Gaston Beauvais becomes engaged to Pauline DeChamilles, who loves Silvion Guidel, Gaston's best friend. Shortly before their wedding, Pauline confesses her feelings about Silvion, and although he is hurt, Gaston assures her that he will marry her anyway. The news drives him to indulge in absinthe, however, and as the couple stands at the altar, he denounces his bride in a drug-induced stupor. Spurned by both her fiancé and her father, Pauline takes to the streets of Paris, while Gaston falls deeper into his absinthe addiction. Upon meeting Silvion on a bridge some months later, a deluded Gaston beats up his rival and then hurls his body into the Seine. After bragging about his fatal deed to her, Gaston drives Pauline to drown herself in the river, and then insane with grief, he finally succumbs to the absinthe and ... +


By order of his family, Gaston Beauvais becomes engaged to Pauline DeChamilles, who loves Silvion Guidel, Gaston's best friend. Shortly before their wedding, Pauline confesses her feelings about Silvion, and although he is hurt, Gaston assures her that he will marry her anyway. The news drives him to indulge in absinthe, however, and as the couple stands at the altar, he denounces his bride in a drug-induced stupor. Spurned by both her fiancé and her father, Pauline takes to the streets of Paris, while Gaston falls deeper into his absinthe addiction. Upon meeting Silvion on a bridge some months later, a deluded Gaston beats up his rival and then hurls his body into the Seine. After bragging about his fatal deed to her, Gaston drives Pauline to drown herself in the river, and then insane with grief, he finally succumbs to the absinthe and dies. +

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