In France a man frames his daughter for poisoning her rich husband.




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Cast overview:
Ann Forrest ...
Bunty Fosse ...
Brian McCree
John Miltern ...
Russell Felton
Roy Byford ...
Monsieur Lamballe
Florence Wood ...
Madame Lamballe
Saville Mender
Stella Daintry
Lionel d'Aragon ...
Ollie Emery ...
Madame Tourterelle
Amy Willard ...
Jane Egg
Tom Volbecque ...
Frank Stanmore ...
Corn Chandler
Ida Fane ...
Mrs. Bugle
Sara Sample ...
Perpetua's Mother


An artist, Brian McCree adopts 12 year old orphan Perpetua, and they move to France living a carefree life as members in a circus. Trouble begins when Russell Felton, a swindler recognizes Perpetua as his former wife's daughter. He blackmails the girl into marrying Mender, his drunkard friend who has willed him his fortune. When Mender ends up poisoned, Perpetula is suspected of murder as she had received the legal rights to his money. She is found guilty, but later because of Felton's confession she is acquitted. Felton is murdered by a former accomplice and the now free Perpetua professes her love for Brian. Written by Pamela Short

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circus | lost film | melodrama | See All (3) »







Release Date:

19 February 1922 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Hitchcock and Storyboarding
22 December 2003 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

The 23 year old Alfred Hitchcock learnt to storyboard a project in this film as well as to fully realise a story visually. Unfortunately, Famous Players Lasky did not teach him how to write a story, but they empowered him with the imagination to use the camera as a paintbrush.

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