Important note: This is not a film review. It is my ambition to add as many silent film synopsis of films that have a survival status of unknown or presumed lost. I try to do as much research as I can and it is not my intention to deceive anyone, for sometimes the film does exist and some presumed lost films are still being discovered. I am more than delighted if someone has knowledge of a film listed as lost but survives, as I wish all silent films did survive. I hope the reader enjoys this brief synopsis.
In the Latin Quarter of Paris, American artist David Lane ( Norman Kerry ) marries his model Yvonne ( Olive Thomas ), 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 ( Francis McDonald ) rears the girl as a boy, whom he calls Toton ( Olive Thomas ), and trains her to become a skilled pickpocket. Meanwhile, David adopts a boy named Carew ( Jack Perrin ), 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.
This 1919 silent drama was produced by the Triangle Film Corporation, was shot in the fall of 1918, with some location cinematography taken at the exposition grounds in San Diego, California. Toton starred Olive Thomas and Norman Kerry and it is listed in the American Silent Feature Film Database as; No holdings located in archives.
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