The performance of "Mlle. Rose," the wife of "Piquet," the leading clown at the Hippodrome, is applauded by thousands. She is the sensation of the age. In her triple somersault from a ... See full summary »

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The performance of "Mlle. Rose," the wife of "Piquet," the leading clown at the Hippodrome, is applauded by thousands. She is the sensation of the age. In her triple somersault from a trapeze platform at the top of the theater into a net below. Mons. Le Bang, an acrobat, looks with covetous eyes upon her and he tries to win her love. He entices the clown to drink and gamble, to keep him away from his home, while he pays court to his wife. She is incensed at her husband and Le Bang tries to poison her mind against him. One night at the theater Le Bang tells her that her husband is a drunkard and asks her to leave Piquet and live with him. She repulses him by striking him in the face. Piquet enters the dressing room at this moment, very much under the influence of liquor, and noticing his wife's agitation and Le Bang's attitude, is suspicious and denounces him. Le Bang resolves upon revenge. He cuts one of the guy ropes of the net she uses in her act, is detected by Piquet, and has the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 February 1913 (USA)  »

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This is the best offering of today
31 July 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

From the viewpoint of the exhibitor who wants to please his audience this is the best offering of today. It is an emotional, melodramatic picture which keeps us deeply in sympathy with a pretty circus performer and even with her drunken husband, the clown, who sometimes abuses her in small ways, but in the end proves himself a man even when intoxicated. A villain is provided of course to furnish the danger to the heroine. She is about to jump into a net with which he has tampered. The most important role in the picture is that of her husband, the clown, and his tipsy struggles to save his wife were watched by all with breathless interest. Leo Delaney, who takes the part, deserves much credit. Norma Talmadge also does very fine work; she too gives a decided touch of character to her part. Courtnay Foote is the villain. Walter C. Bellows, the author, has written a most interesting script which Van Dyke Brooke has carefully produced. The photography is fine. - The Moving Picture World, March 8, 1913


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