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26 December 1919 (USA)  »

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It Happened in Paris (1919) -- Lost Film
1 August 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Yvonne Dupré ( Madame Yorska ), the sole survivor of a once-noble French family, makes a modest living selling her paintings to Leon Naisson ( Hayward Mack ), who, unknown to Yvonne, resells them for exorbitant prices as the work of a famous artist. When Naisson confides to Yvonne's gypsy model Romildo ( Lawson Butt ), that he sexually desires Yvonne, who repulsed him, Romildo drugs his lover Juliette ( Madame Yorska ), a fiery Apache dancer, who looks just like Yvonne, and for one thousand francs, delivers her to Naisson, who rapes her as she sleeps. When Naisson discovers that she is not Yvonne, he has Yvonne's American sweetheart Dick Gray ( Charles Gunn ) see them together, causing Gray to upbraid the baffled Yvonne. Naisson then plants forgeries in Yvonne's studio and tips off the police, who are closing in on his operation. After Yvonne's arrest, Juliette is told by her foster sister that she was stolen by gypsies as a child and is really Yvonne's twin sister. After Juliette exposes Naisson, Yvonne and Dick are reunited.

This 1919 silent crime/drama was produced by Tyrad Pictures Inc and filmed at the Robert Brunton Studios Los Angeles, California. Sarah Bernhardt had a part as herself. Sadly it now remains a lost silent film.


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