The Dancer's Peril (1917)

Genres - Romance  |   Sub-Genres - Romantic Drama, Showbiz Drama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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A young Russian woman rises to become one of the world's most famous ballet dancers in this romantic silent drama. Her story begins as she, the lead dancer of the Imperial Ballet, becomes the love object of Russia's Grand Duke. They marry, but because the government disapproves of the union she is exiled to France, forcing her to leave her little daughter in the academy where she is raised by the head mistress. Under her loving guidance, this girl becomes world famous and begins touring. While dancing in Paris, she is kidnapped by a would-be suitor. Just as he is about to forcibly steal her virtue, the girl's mother appears and shoots the cad dead. When the Grand Duke learns of the shenanigans he rushes over before the police arrive and takes the rap for the murder. Fortunately, all is righted by the end, and the family finally comes back together.

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rescue, academy, aristocracy, ballet-company, ballet-dance, behind-the-scenes, child, damsel-in-distress, dance [art], daughter, false-accusation, family, girl, government, imperialism, impressario, kidnapping, love, mistress, mother, murder, performer, rape, Russia, stars [celebrities], tourist, victim, wife