Behind Masks
~Plot Synopsis~
Usually, the dynamic Dorothy Dalton starred in action-packed dramas, and she was sorely miscast as a
meek little ingenue here. Jeanne Mesurier (Dalton) is an orphaned heiress whose aunt, Madame Ena
Delore (Julia Swayne Gordon), wants to marry her off to the elderly Maurice Brensault (Alex Kaufman) --
for a price, of course. This isn't Madame's only money-making scheme -- she also runs a crooked card
game with the help of Major Nigel Forrest (William P. Carleton). Cecil Bourne (Kempton Greene) invites
them to play bridge at Westhaven Manor, and they go, hoping to fleece wealthy Ronald Engleton (Lewis
Broughton). Jeanne accompanies Madame and falls in love with Cecil's eccentric brother, Andrew (Fredrik
Vogeding). She discovers the devious ways of her aunt and the Major, and informs Andrew. In spite of the
schemers' attempt to silence Jeanne, Engleton -- who is really a detective -- captures them. Jeanne winds
up with Andrew instead of creaky old Brensault. This picture was based on the novel, Jeanne of the
Marshes, by E. Phillips Oppenheim.

Plot Synopsis from
Directed by: Frank Reicher

Written by: Kathryn Stuart

Based on the novel  Jeanne of the Marshes  by Edward Phillips Oppenheim
(Boston, 1908).

Dorothy Dalton ...  Jeanne Mesurier
Frederick Vogeding ...  Andrew Bourne
William P. Carleton ...  Major Nigel Forrest
Julia Swayne Gordon ...  Madame Ena Delore
Gladys Valerie ...  Kate Cansard
Kempton Greene ...  Cecil Bourne
Lewis Broughton ...  Ronald Engleton
Alex Kaufman ...  Maurice Bresnault
~F228-22: Dorothy Dalton & Gladys Valerie~
~Remaining Credits~

Production Company: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Distribution Company: Paramount Pictures

Cinematography by: Gilbert Warrenton   

Length: 5 Reels
Released: July 24, 1921
~Gladys Valerie, Dorothy Dalton, Julia S. Gordon & unknown~
~Muriella Portrait Photograph of Gladys Valerie~
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