The Rage of Paris (1921)

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Based on The White Peacock Feathers by Du Vernet Rabell, this minor melodrama from the assembly line at Universal starred Miss Du Pont as Joan Coolidge, a young American girl who, after having been forced into a loveless marriage by her greedy mother (played by Elinor Hancock), flees to Paris. In the City of Lights, Joan studies dancing and in time becomes "The Rage of Paris" and the favorite subject of portrait painters. Joan's long-lost boyfriend, Gordon Talbut (Jack Perrin) recognizes her and they are reunited. She follows him to Arabia but the couple are trailed by Joan's irate brute of a husband (Ramsey Wallace). Chasing the lovers into the desert, the husband is fortuitously murdered by a crazed native, leaving Joan and Gordon able to plan their future together. A rather enigmatic actress, Miss Du Pont (née Pattie Day; aka Margaret Armstrong) is best remembered for playing the wayward American wife in Erich Von Stroheim's Foolish Wives (1922). Her leading man in The Rage of Paris, Jack Perrin, would later enjoy a long career as a second-echelon cowboy star.

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abuse, danger, spouse, captive, captor, dance [art], escape, love, romance, sandstorm, spouse-abuse