Parisian Nights (1925)

Genres - Crime  |   Sub-Genres - Crime Drama  |   Run Time - 67 min.  |  
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The performance of the up-and-coming Renée Adorée stands out in this routine melodrama. In fact, she overshadows the two stars, Elaine Hammerstein and Lou Tellegen. Adele La Rue, an American sculptress in Paris (Hammerstein), asks Jean Ballard (Tellegen) to pose for her. Ballard is an Apache -- a member of the Parisian underworld -- but no matter. He and Adele fall madly in love, which does not please Marie (Adoree), a girl of the streets who also loves him. Eventually Ballard gets tired of being taunted because he is being supported by Adele, and he returns to the underworld. Adele goes to see him, but she is captured by the Wolves, a gang that are rivals to Ballard's Panthers. Ballard, too, is captured. They are about to be tortured by their captors when the gendarmes open fire. Marie regrets her actions toward Ballard, and she releases both him and Adele. The couple jump from a window into the Seine and make their escape.

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artist, gangster, gun-moll, imprisonment, love-triangle, modeling, rescue, rival