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The working titles for this film were Two Little Wooden Shoes and Wooden Shoes . Although contemporary sources state that the story of this film is "Two Wooden Shoes" brought up to date, the film and the original story bear little resemblance to one another. The film was also reviewed under the title The Flame of Youth ... More Less

The working titles for this film were Two Little Wooden Shoes and Wooden Shoes . Although contemporary sources state that the story of this film is "Two Wooden Shoes" brought up to date, the film and the original story bear little resemblance to one another. The film was also reviewed under the title The Flame of Youth . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Dec 20
p. IX.
ETR
18 Dec 20
p. 194.
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 2665.
MPN
22 Feb 19
p. 1182.
MPN
18 Dec 20
p. 4681.
MPW
18 Dec 20
p. 912.
Wid's
12 Dec 20
p. 10
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Flame of Youth
Two Little Wooden Shoes
Wooden Shoes
Release Date:
5 December 1920
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
5 December 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15893
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Beebe, a Belgian peasant girl of rare beauty, sells flowers in the marketplace where she meets unscrupulous artist Victor Fleming. Fleming eventually succeeds in making the innocent girl love him, much to the sorrow of Jeanot, a farm boy who loves the girl. Fleming has a sweetheart, however, Lady Magda, who begs Beebe not to take Fleming from her. The artist rejects Lady Magda but leaves Beebe behind when he returns to Paris. Beebe pines for her artist lover, and later, hearing that Fleming is ill, she goes to him. Arriving at his studio in the middle of a wild orgy, Beebe's illusions are shattered. She returns home to her village and accepts the simple love of ... +


Beebe, a Belgian peasant girl of rare beauty, sells flowers in the marketplace where she meets unscrupulous artist Victor Fleming. Fleming eventually succeeds in making the innocent girl love him, much to the sorrow of Jeanot, a farm boy who loves the girl. Fleming has a sweetheart, however, Lady Magda, who begs Beebe not to take Fleming from her. The artist rejects Lady Magda but leaves Beebe behind when he returns to Paris. Beebe pines for her artist lover, and later, hearing that Fleming is ill, she goes to him. Arriving at his studio in the middle of a wild orgy, Beebe's illusions are shattered. She returns home to her village and accepts the simple love of Jeanot. +

Legend
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Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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