Faubourg Montmartre (1931)

Genres - Comedy Drama, Drama  |   Run Time - 90 min.  |   Countries - France  |  
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Faubourg Montmartre is based on a novel by Henri Duvernois. The title refers to the "street women" of Paris's Montmartre district. The virtuous heroine is the sister of a dope-addicted whore who is attempting to force her sibling into a life of crime. Despite the threats and entreaties of the various Montmartre pimps and hustlers, the girl manages to escape her sordid surroundings and find happiness with a decent country squire. Gaby Morlay plays the ingenue, while Line Noro has the meatier role of the druggie sister. Many of the scenes in Faubourg Montmartre were filmed silent, with background music establishing the mood and atmosphere.

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addiction, escape, love, prostitute/prostitution, sister, virtue