Synopsis by Hal Erickson
The fetchingly underdressed Dorothy Mackaill plays the title role in The Dancer of Paris. Betrayed early on by the degenerate Sir Roy Martel (Robert Cain), American heroine Consuelo (Mackaill) vows to track her betrayer down to the ends of the earth. Arriving in Paris, she makes the acquaintance of virtuous Noel Anson (Conway Tearle) -- who happens to be Sir Roy's best friend. Imagining that Consuelo is as pure as the driven snow, Noel falls madly in love with her. Hoping to disillusion his friend, Sir Roy arranges for Noel to attend one of Consuelo's nude dance performances. Instead, the undaunted Noel rescues the girl from her sordid surroundings and takes her back to the good ol' USA, where we are assured that she will start life fresh and anew. Originally, Dorothy Mackaill was to have actually been seen in the altogether (albeit filmed from a discreet distance), but the censors prevailed; in the finished film, she is wearing a two-piece outfit that would hardly raise an eyebrow on a modern beach.
bad-woman-turns-good, betrayal, damsel-in-distress, dance [art], disillusionment, friendship, love, rescue, revenge, romance