The Pursuing Vengeance (1916)

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Sheldon Lewis, best known to film buffs for his over-the-top villainy in such films as Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (the 1920 Louis B. Mayer version) and Orphans of the Storm, headlined the sturm und drang melodrama Pursuing Vengeance. Lewis snarls his way through the role of Crochard, a Parisian jewel thief whose ability to escape the clutches of the law has given him a reputation for invincibility. Fortunately for society, Crochard is brought to justice with the help of courageous heroine Mimi (Jane Meredith). The film was allegedly set in France, but its backdrops were as phony as the situations and performances. Presumably, the novel upon which Pursuing Vengeance was based, Burton E. Stevenson's The Mystery of the Boulle Cabinet, was better than the film.

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