Lescaut, a soldier, who is a rollicking good fellow, fond of his glass, receives from his father a message that his sister Manon will arrive in Paris the following day, and requests him to ... See full summary »

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Abbé Prévost (novel)
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Marthe Régnier Marthe Régnier ... Manon (as Mlle. Regnier)
Jean Périer Jean Périer ... Lescaut
Émile Dehelly Émile Dehelly ... De Grieus
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Lescaut, a soldier, who is a rollicking good fellow, fond of his glass, receives from his father a message that his sister Manon will arrive in Paris the following day, and requests him to meet her and look after her welfare. In the midst of a round of gaiety Lescaut fails to meet her, and she, arriving without friends, is at a loss what to do, until Des Grieux comes forward and offers to be her escort. They full violently in love with one another, and it is not until some days later that she meets her brother when promenading in the fashionable Place Vendome. A marquis, the friend of her brother, is introduced and he in turn also falls deeply in love with her. This marquis is a man of great power, and her brother's patron, and in order to remove her from the influence of Des Grieux he has the latter kidnapped and placed in a monastery. Manon then, fickle as all women, agrees to marry the marquis. Meantime Des Grieux has taken holy orders, and Manon, reading one day that he is to ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

20 July 1910 (USA) See more »

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Pathé Frères See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with Catching Lobsters (1910). See more »

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Version of Manon Lescaut (1914) See more »

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Not sufficiently interesting to American audiences
29 July 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A French love story, turning upon the fickleness of a French woman. Whether or not the same implied charge would be true of any other woman is a matter which each individual who sees the picture may determine for himself; but it is plainly enough charged here, and the doings of the young woman bear out the implication. She is so uncertain about which man she does want that her most powerful lover becomes disgusted with her actions and has her deported. Probably this story has a deeper meaning abroad than it has here. At any rate it is not sufficiently interesting to American audiences to warrant the waste of film required to produce it. - The Moving Picture World, July 30, 1910


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