Camille

Synopsis: A home movie version of the Dumas play: a young woman becomes a courtesan and tragedy befalls her.
Genre: Drama, Short
 
IMDB:
5.3
Year:
1926
33 min
156 Views


CAMILLE:

or

THE FATE OF COQUETTE

founded on the play by

ALEXANDER DUMAS fils

DUMAS --- master word-painter of the human

emotions --- burnt the midnight oil to

guide us a little, with his mighty pen,

on the Road of life.

His inspired pen dealt out to us --- even

as the player deals out cards --- all the

elements that control the Destiny of Man.

Amongst which.......

LOVE...........

HATE..........

DESPAIR..........

ADULTERY.......

GREED...............

MOTHERHOOD.........

All these --- and more --- the great Dumas

graved in men's hearts forever and forever

in the bitter-sweet story of CAMILLE.

Butt let us linger no longer at the

threshold --- let us knock --- and

enter the magic door.......

Camille --- a lonely little flower from

Mnilmontant --- finds her way to the

Great City beyond the sea.

Footsore and weary --- she trods on ---

until.......

.......friendly Night clasps her to her

bosom. Camille has found the City of

her Dreams.

An hour later --- rested from her long

journey --- Camille finds herself

among fast friends.

"Come, come, Camille! You must join us

--- for this is our birthday!"

END OF PART ONE:

Gas-House Charlis --- proprietor of the

exclusive speakeasy in which our little

lost lamb is welcomed --- surveys his

guests.

Nan --- sweetie to the President of the

United States of America.

Mr. X --- a ruined archeologist.

August Peters --- a Prohibition agent.

The Earl of Idaho --- a low character.

Alice Brown --- a virgin.

Kissy --- President of the Women's

Christian Temperance Union.

Radavanni --- an international crook.

A mysterious stranger, called

The Weasel.

Olga Petroff --- bootlegger to the White

House.

Dou-Dou-Dou --- the Mayor of Chicago

Jose-Maria de la Mancha y Zaragosa ---

a toreador.

Angela Hemingway --- a Colonel of the

Salvation Army.

Abd-el-Hammam --- a white slave trader.

Grand Duke Michael --- a Grand Duke.

Madge --- a simple child of Mature.

Her eye.

Andrew Volstead --- author of "The

National Prohibition Act", and other

literary successes.

The Shads of Rudolph Valentino

Estelle --- a boarding-house keeper.

Arthur --- barkeeper of Small's Paradise.

Mike --- the bookkeeper, cashier,

entertainer and piano-player at

Gas-house Charlie's.

Les Fcheux

Olympe --- Camille's close friend.

All --- our heroine's companions on that

night of innocent pleasure.

END OF PART TWO:

But --- with the dawn --- came the Count

de Varville --- wastrel, degenerate, arch-

rou, wolf in sheep's clothhing, despoiler

of maidenhood.

Insinuating himself into the marry

gathering.....

.....he soon had our sweet flower

within his clutches.

Dancing girls pirouetted through

the pall of cigarette smoke.....

.....The head of Jokanaan.....

.....strange visions floated before

the eyes of the heedless revelers.....

.....Mike, the piano player, did his

celebrated imitation of Charlie

Chaplin in "the Gold Rush".....

.....another day and a night passed in

the dimly lit salons of Gas-House

Charlie.....

DIMANCHE:

LUNDI:

.....and the wolf's fangs had done

their work.

Varville had crushed another rose...

From that day,Camille was a bird

in a gilded cage. Her palatial

residence in corona became a Mecca

for those who trod the Primrose

Path.

Here the wayward traveler

found a welcome.....

.....men came and went.....

THIS WAY OUT ----

.....established houses did no

business.....

.....and the poor creatures of the

streets found it difficult to make

both ends meet.....

.....MEN --- MEN --- MEN --- came from

the four corners of the earth.....

.....men discussed her everywhere.....

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Alexandre Dumas fils

Alexandre Dumas fils (French: [alɛksɑ̃dʁ dyma fis]; 27 July 1824 – 27 November 1895) was a French author and playwright, best known for the romantic novel La Dame aux camélias (The Lady of the Camellias), published in 1848, which was adapted into Giuseppe Verdi's opera, La traviata (The Fallen Woman), as well as numerous stage and film productions, usually titled Camille in English-language versions. Dumas fils (French for 'son') was the son of Alexandre Dumas père ('father'), also a well-known playwright and author of classic works such as The Three Musketeers. Dumas fils was admitted to the Académie française (French Academy) in 1874 and awarded the Légion d'honneur (Legion of Honour) in 1894. more…

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