~The Humming Bird~
1924
~Plot Synopsis~
Glamorous Gloria Swanson dressed down for this story of a little Parisian thief. Toinette (Swanson) is the
leader of a band of thieves called "the Wolves of Montmartre." Dressed like a boy, she is known only as
the Humming Bird and is wanted by the police. American reporter Randall Carey (Edward Burns) is
determined to help the police identify Humming Bird. At an underworld den he come to Toinette's
defense and when he is injured she nurses him back to heath. The two fall in love, but then the World
War breaks out. Carey enlists and Toinette patriotically convinces her Wolves to enlist. She also decides
to hand over her loot to the church. She is caught while doing this, however, and imprisoned. Carey is
wounded in battle and a bomb frees Toinette from the prison. She goes to Carey, and they are found by
the police chief. Toinette confesses that she is the notorious Humming Bird, fully expecting to be
arrested. However, she has been pardoned for inspiring the Wolves of Montmartre to fight in the war.
This leaves her and Carey free to be together.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Sidney Olcott

Written by: Forrest Halsey

Based on the play  The Humming Bird  by Maude Fulton (New York, 15 Jan
1923).
~Cast~


Gloria Swanson ...  Toinette
Edmund Burns ...  Randall Carey
William Ricciardi ...  Papa Jacques
Cesare Gravina ...  Charlot
Mario Majeroni ...  La Roche
Adrienne D'Ambricourt ...  The Owl
Helen Lindroth ...  Henrietta Rutherford
Rafael Bongini ...  Bouchet
Regina Quinn ...  Beatrice
Aurelio Coccia ...  Bosque
Jacques D'Auray ...  Zi-Zi
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Released by: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Harry Fischbeck
Film Editing by: Patricia Rooney
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky
Presenter: Adolph Zukor

Length: 8 Reels
Runtime: 80 Minutes
Released: January 13, 1924  
~Gloria Swanson~
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