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the Darling of Paris
Director: J. Gordon Edwards
Year: 1917

Release info: January 22, 1917
Genre: drama


Click to see Cast:

Theda Bara - Esmeralda

Glen White - Quasimodo

Walter Law - Claude Frallo

Herbert Heyes - Capt. Phoebus

Carey Lee - Paquette

Alice Gale - Gypsy queen

John Webb Dillion - Clopin

Louis Dean - Grin Gouier

Synopsis: from AFI

Esmeralda, who was stolen by gypsies as a baby, is known throughout the land as the darling of Paris. She is secretly admired by scientist Claude Frallo, who, with the aid of Quasimodo, a hunchback whom he has cured, plans to abduct the girl. The deed is prevented by Captain Phoebus, whose heroism wins the heart of the dancing girl. Esmeralda meets Phoebus one evening and, learning that his intentions are dishonorable, tries to escape and pulls out a knife, but Frallo, who has secretly followed the two, kills the captain while Esmeralda lies in a faint. She is accused of the crime and falsely confesses under torture. Quasimodo, who has witnessed the whole affair, turns state's evidence and frees the girl although it means the death of the man who had befriended him.

Production Company: Fox Film Co.
Fox Film Co.
Adrian Johnson
Philip E. Rosen
Notes:. Based on the novel Notre-Dame de Paris (The Hunchback of Notre Dame) by Victor Hugo (Paris, 1831).
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Other Information: length was 5 reels




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