~Snares of Paris~
1919
M2-64: Jack Rollins, Madlaine Traverse & Charles Arling
~Plot Synopsis~
Marguerite Coullard (Madlaine Traverse) is happily married to Emile (Charles Arling), a prominent
French diplomat. Late one night, Marguerite is called away to the bedside of De Brionne (Joseph
Swickward), an old friend. He bears a deep, dark secret of Marguerite's -- years ago, because of a
youthful indiscretion, she bore a son out of wedlock, and ever since De Brionne has been taking care
of the boy. Now the old man is dying, and Marguerite must take charge of her son, Fernand (Jack
Rollens)...who happens to be in the Apache cafe around the corner. She goes to him, convinces him to
stop drinking absinthe and to straighten himself out and gets him a job as secretary to her husband.
Emile, meanwhile, has troubles of his own -- Belloc (Frank Leigh), a crooked stockbroker, is trying to
get his hands on a manuscript that the diplomat has in his possession. Marguerite recognizes him as
her betrayer, and Belloc tries to get Fernand drunk so he can steal the papers. The two men end up in
a fight, and Belloc falls out a window to his death. Marguerite is comforting Fernand when her
husband walks in on the two of them. She fesses up to the boy's true relationship with her, and Emile
-- the true diplomat that he is -- forgives her and accepts her son.

Plot Synopsis by Janiss Garza, AllMovie.com
Directed by: Howard M. Mitchell    

Written by: Denison Clift - story & scenario
~Cast~

Madlaine Traverse ...  Marguerite Coullard
Charles Arling ...  Emile Coullard
Frank Leigh ...  Belkloc
Jack Rollens ...  Fernand
Josef Swickard ...  De Brionne
~Remaining Credits~

Produced & Released by: Fox Film Corporation

Cinematography by: Walter Williams    
Presenter: William Fox

Length: 5 Reels
Released: October 18, 1919
M2-63: Jack Rollins, Madlaine Traverse & Charles Arling
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