A young man named Roger is suspected of cheating at cards. A man of the world comes to his aid, establishes his innocence in the eyes of visitors to the show and soon after offers him a large sum of money. In fact, this man of the world is the well known Parisian adventurer, Vencon, an elusive criminal, constantly slipping between the fingers of justice and reappearing under different names. He advises Roger to become the “King of Paris”. Using the famous Duke Diernstein, and his relationships, and thanks to his cheating in card games, Roger becomes indeed “the king of Paris”. But the pure son of the Duke, abandoning the legacy of his father, denounces Roger, who will eventually be killed in a duel. —kinoglaz.fr
Evgeni Bauer was the most important filmmaker of the early Russian cinema, who made about eighty silent films in 5 years before the Russian Revolution of 1917.
He was born Evgeni Frantsevich Bauer in 1865, in Moscow, Russia, into an artistic family. His father, Franz Bauer, was a renown musician who played zither, his mother was an opera singer, and his sisters eventually became stage and cinema actresses. From 1882 – 1887 he studied at Moscow School of Art, Sculpture and Architecture, graduating in 1887, as an artist. At that time Bauer worked for Moscow theatres as a stage artist as well as a set designer for popular musicals and comedies. He was also known as a newspaper satirist, a caricaturist for magazines, a journalist, and a theatrical impresario. During the 1900s he became involved in still photography and worked as an artistic photographer, having several of his pictures published in the Russian media.
In 1912, Bauer was hired by A. Drankov and Taldykin as a… read more