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According to a modern source, Ben Carré was the art director on this film. ...

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According to a modern source, Ben Carré was the art director on this film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Mar 1916
p. 532
MPN
4 Mar 1916
p. 1323
MPW
4 Mar 1916
p. 1424
MPW
2 Sep 1916
p. 1602
New York Times
21 Feb 1916
p. 9
Variety
25 Feb 1916
p. 24
DETAILS
Release Date:
28 February 1916
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
World Film Corp.
3 March 1916
LU7749
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
SYNOPSIS

While slumming in Normandy, Andre Lesar, a Parisian dilettante, develops an interest in Marcine Dufrene and so convinces her husband Pierre that if he moves to Paris, he can become a great artist. Then, while Pierre preoccupies himself with still life, Andre goes after Marcine, although he takes time out from his pursuit to arrange a showing of Pierre's work. Parisian high society laughs uproariously at the amateurish paintings, and Pierre, suddenly aware that he has been made the butt of a joke, vows revenge. When he catches Marcine and Andre together, Pierre disbelieves his wife when she truthfully claims to have resisted Andre's advances, and he attacks his ex-benefactor. Leaving him for dead, Pierre then tries to drown himself. The police stop him, however, after which a recovered, repentant Andre apologizes, and Pierre and Marcine are ...

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While slumming in Normandy, Andre Lesar, a Parisian dilettante, develops an interest in Marcine Dufrene and so convinces her husband Pierre that if he moves to Paris, he can become a great artist. Then, while Pierre preoccupies himself with still life, Andre goes after Marcine, although he takes time out from his pursuit to arrange a showing of Pierre's work. Parisian high society laughs uproariously at the amateurish paintings, and Pierre, suddenly aware that he has been made the butt of a joke, vows revenge. When he catches Marcine and Andre together, Pierre disbelieves his wife when she truthfully claims to have resisted Andre's advances, and he attacks his ex-benefactor. Leaving him for dead, Pierre then tries to drown himself. The police stop him, however, after which a recovered, repentant Andre apologizes, and Pierre and Marcine are reconciled.

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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