The Secrets of Paris (1922)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Melodrama  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Lew Cody leads an excellent cast in this colorful romance. While visiting France, Prince Rudolph (Cody) falls in love with a peasant girl (Jane Thomas), but her parents force her to marry a man of their own choosing. Both the girl and her unwanted husband suffer early deaths, and her daughter winds up being raised by a member of the Paris underworld. Years later, Rudolph, now a king, goes incognito to Paris in search of his former sweetheart. He happens on a dive called the Rat Hole, where thieves and criminals congregate, and where Mayflower, the daughter of his sweetheart (Gladys Hulette), is also found. Mayflower is pals with Francois (William Collier Jr.), a young man whose father is a thief fronting as a schoolmaster (Montague Love). Rudolph romances and wins the hand of Mayflower, while Francois is reunited with his long-lost mother (Effie Shannon), who turns out to be Rudolph's former nurse.



daughter, dungeon, flood, France, king, kingdom, leader, love, passage, peasant, search, secret-passage, secrets, subterranean, traveling, underground [counterculture]