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According to a news item, many of the scenes were shot at the Exposition Grounds at San Diego. The film, completed in the fall of 1918, was not released until the spring of ... More Less

According to a news item, many of the scenes were shot at the Exposition Grounds at San Diego. The film, completed in the fall of 1918, was not released until the spring of 1919. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
22 Mar 19
p. 1215.
MPN
29 Mar 19
p. 2013.
MPW
29 Mar 19
p. 1839.
Variety
3 Jan 20
pp. 18-19.
Variety
21 Mar 19
p. 54.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 March 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the Latin Quarter of Paris, American artist David Lane marries his model Yvonne, but just prior to the birth of their baby, David's mother dies, and he is forced to depart for the United States. In David's absence, his father hires a lawyer to convince Yvonne that David has abandoned her, and grief-stricken, she dies soon after her little girl is born. Yvonne's trusted friend Pierre rears the girl as a boy, whom he calls Toton, and trains her to become a skilled pickpocket. Meanwhile, David adopts a boy named Carew, and when he grows to manhood, the two move to Paris to establish an art studio. In robbing the studio, Pierre recognizes David, and to avenge Yvonne's death, he claims that Toton has been taught to hate her father. Later, Pierre becomes convinced of David's innocence, and before he dies, he reveals the truth to Toton. Finally, the girl is reunited with her father and marries ... +


In the Latin Quarter of Paris, American artist David Lane marries his model Yvonne, but just prior to the birth of their baby, David's mother dies, and he is forced to depart for the United States. In David's absence, his father hires a lawyer to convince Yvonne that David has abandoned her, and grief-stricken, she dies soon after her little girl is born. Yvonne's trusted friend Pierre rears the girl as a boy, whom he calls Toton, and trains her to become a skilled pickpocket. Meanwhile, David adopts a boy named Carew, and when he grows to manhood, the two move to Paris to establish an art studio. In robbing the studio, Pierre recognizes David, and to avenge Yvonne's death, he claims that Toton has been taught to hate her father. Later, Pierre becomes convinced of David's innocence, and before he dies, he reveals the truth to Toton. Finally, the girl is reunited with her father and marries Carew. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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