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The Dragoons Under Louis XIV (1909)

Dragonnades sous Louis XIV - Épisode 1: À la recherche du pasteur (original title)
Can an innocent young woman escape with her life from a miscarriage of eighteenth century military justice?

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Charles Krauss
Dupont-Morgan
Germaine Dermoz
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The dragoons are in service in the village after an expedition in the Cevennes. One of the dragoons, an habitual drunkard, is quartered at the house of a young flower girl, who is living with her father, in an isolated house. The young girl is beautiful. The dragoon forces her to serve him a drink. The girl repulses the drunkard. The soldiers depart, leaving their comrade fighting with the girl. The girl, who is defended by her father, locks herself in her room. The dragoon consoles himself in exploring the place and, finding a bowl, he drinks and falls to the ground as dead. The officer, who needs the services of the dragoon, sends some of his comrades to look for him. The messenger finds him inanimated; he calls for the other soldiers. No doubt that the girl gave poison to the dragoon to get rid of him. She is taken before the officer. She is tried at once, convicted of murder and, as an example, the judges sentence her to be burned at the stake. The young girl is taken from the ... Written by Moving Picture World Synopsis

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22 March 1909 (USA)  »

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