Ravelle, a clown with a traveling circus, is in love with Mimi, the columbine, and she with him, but in an indiscreet moment she accepts an invitation to dinner from a gallant attending a ... See full summary »

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Mimi - the Columbine
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Ravelle, a clown with a traveling circus, is in love with Mimi, the columbine, and she with him, but in an indiscreet moment she accepts an invitation to dinner from a gallant attending a performance. Ravelle thinks she is unfaithful and when she returns after an innocent evening's amusement, he drives her away. Penniless, Mimi wends her way along the lonely country road until, tired, she is given a lift by an old vegetable woman, who takes her to London in the wagon. There she finds a home with a fellow circus woman, and through her meets a theatrical manager, who gives her an engagement at the Theater Royal. One night, Bert Grimaldi, the famous clown, meets with an accident, and it looks as though there will be no performance that night. All is confusion. The manager rushes from the theater in search of a substitute and to his delight, discovers the traveling circus wagon of which Ravelle is a member. He rushes up to the clown, drags him into the dressing room, and forces him on the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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23 May 1912 (USA)  »

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It is a big picture full of human beauty and dignity
19 November 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Circus life furnishes the scenes and backgrounds for most of this picture. The circus's Punchinello has a serious falling out with Mimi (Miss Vivian Prescott), the circus's Columbine. They separate and meet again under dramatic circumstances in the midst of an act in a London theatre. It is a big picture full of human beauty and dignity with the most dramatic contrasts, such as the clown's presence in his queer costume in what he fears is the death chamber of the woman he loves. The acting is fine, the story is straightforward and effective, the photograph is beautiful. A very commendable picture. - The Moving Picture World, June 1, 1912


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