When bored courtesan Zelie de Chaumet begs her lover, the corrupt and powerful Stetz, to take her slumming, the pair encounter Pierre Boucheron, alias 'The Rat' , boy-king of the Paris underworld, and the innocent Odile. Love, life and jewels are risked and lost in this powerful romantic melodrama as the four characters' lives are changed by this chance encounter for ever. Written by
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Stetz locks the door significantly behind him as he comes into the Rat's lodging. But Odile makes a brief escape from him a few minutes later through that same door, which is now unlocked. See more
Followed by The Return of the Rat