Orphans of the Storm (1921)
Title Card: [Opening lines] TIME, - Before and during the French Revolution. Our story is of two little orphans who suffer first through the tyranny - selfishness - of Kingly bosses, nobles and aristocrats. After the King's Government falls they suffer with the rest of the people as much through the new Government, established by the pussy-footing Robespierre through Anarchy and Bolshevism. Strange that both these evil rulers were otherwise highly moral men except that they saw evil in all who did not THINK AS THEY DID. The lesson - the French Revolution RIGHTLY overthrew a BAD government. But we in America should be careful lest we with a GOOD government mistake fanatics for leaders and exchange our decent law and order for Anarchy and Bolshevism.
Title Card: Inflamed by Henriette's virginal beauty, the Marquis orders La Fleur to abduct her at any hazard.
Title Card: The Marquis feared no criticism of his dissolute orgies - secure in his aristocratic privileges.
Henriette Girard: Among all these *noblemen* - isn't there ONE MAN OF HONOR?
Danton: Damned aristocrats! The people are going to stop that sort of thing!
Danton: With the People's government there will be no common man, no aristocrat, no rich nor poor - but all brothers - brothers - brothers.
Title Card: Robespierre, the original pussy-footer, a splendid regulator of other people's morals and affairs...
Henriette Girard: When Louise is found - dreams - yes - perhaps you might find a way to bring them true.
Henriette Girard: Singing - don't you hear? In my dreams I hear - I must be losing my reason.
Title Card: The ominous drum murmurs to the people of their ancient wrongs.
Title Card: Drunk with their new freedom - the riff-raff of the city dance the Carmagnole - that unexplainable wild expression of the mob madness.
Jacques Forget me not: Be careful yourself of the sharp female called 'Guillotine!'
Henriette Girard: Thou who hast said, 'I am the Light', Show me the way.
Chevalier de Vaudrey: An aristocrat - yes - but not an enemy of the people.
The Sans-culottes: *Guillotine* - Guillotine - GUILLOTINE!
Robespierre: You were an inmate of the prison for fallen women?
Henriette Girard: Yes, Monsieur, but I was not guilty.