~Fool's Paradise~
~L384-113: Dorothy Dalton~
~Plot Synopsis~
Phelps (Conrad Nagel), an ex-service man who has suffered an eye injury, falls in love with Rosa
Duchêne (Mildred Harris), a French dancer, but in a Mexican bordertown he meets Poll Patchouli
(Dorothy Dalton), also a dancer. When he rejects Poll's advances, she tricks him with an explosive
cigar that blinds him. Later, he hears Poll mimicking Rosa's voice, and believing her to be his
beloved, he tells her about the accident; Poll resolves to atone and begs him to marry her, and he
consents. She takes him to a surgeon who restores his sight, but discovering her deception, Phelps
leaves her in search of Rosa. At last he finds Rosa living with a prince (John Davidson) in Siam;
unable to decide which one she loves, Rosa throws her glove into a crocodile pit, promising to take
the man who retrieves it. The prince is almost killed by the reptiles, but Phelps saves him. Rejecting
Rosa, nevertheless, Phelps returns to Poll but finds her engaged to Rodríguez (Theodore Kosloff). In
a quarrel, Poll is injured and Phelps carries her from the dancehall. Following her recovery they get

Plot Synopsis from afi.com
Directed by: Cecil B. DeMille

Written by: Sada Cowan - writer
Beulah Marie Dix - writer

Based on the short story "Laurels and the Lady" by Leonard Merrick in
his The Man Who Understood Women, and Other Stories (London, 1908).

Dorothy Dalton ...  Poll Patchouli
Conrad Nagel ...  Arthur Phelps
Mildred Harris ...  Rosa Duchene
Theodore Kosloff ...  John Roderiguez
John Davidson ...  Prince Talaat-Ni
Julia Faye ...  Samaran, His Chief Wife
Clarence Burton ...  Manuel
Guy Oliver ...  Briggs
Jacqueline Logan ...  Girda
Kamuela C. Searle ...  Kay
Baby Peggy ...  Child (uncredited)
William Boyd ...  (uncredited)
Gertrude Short ...  Child (uncredited)
~L384-98: Dorothy Dalton & Conrad Nagel~
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Famous Players-Lasky Corporation

Produced by: Cecil B. DeMille
Cinematography by: Karl Struss & Alvin Wyckoff
Film Editing by: Anne Bauchens
Costume Design by: Clare West
Presenter: Jesse L. Lasky

Length: 9 Reels
Runtime: 90 Minutes
Released: December 9, 1921