Montmartre (1924)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Melodrama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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It's a mystery why Paramount released this terrible film. Actress Pola Negri had filmed it years before in Europe and it was neither a credit to her nor to the director Ernst Lubitsch, who she has collaborated with on other, truly stunning films. The setting is Paris in the 1860s. Yvette (Negri) owes a hundred francs at the boarding house where she lives, so she goes out in search of a way to get the money. She winds up starting a fight between two men and runs off. During her escape, she runs into the handsome Andre Leduc, a young composer. The two fall in love and marry. But their happy life is marred by the presence of her wicked cousin, Raoul Fournier. He is determined to break the couple up by proving that Yvette is far below Leduc's station in life. This crudely made film was adapted from the play The Flame, by John Mueller.

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