Marie St. Clair believes she has been jilted by her fiance Jean when he fails to meet her at the railway station. She goes off to Paris alone. A year later, mistress of wealthy Pierre Revel, she meets Jean again, and bounces back and forth between apparent security and true love.
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Enjoyed it as my first Chaplin tragedy, but the lack of a central sympathetic character brought it down for me. I don't necessarily miss the Tramp, but poor forlorn Jean Millet was the only character I attached to, and he was absent most of the time.
Actually an incredibly good drama/tragedy from Chaplin. I am amazed that he made this in 1923, at the height of his selling power as the biggest movie star on the planet. It's not as good as the comedies he starred in, but it is high quality stuff.