PRESERVATION STATUS: Preserved onto a printed dupe negative (saved to negative) at UCLA.
Title: Poisoned paradise : the forbidden story of Monte Carlo / Preferred Pictures ; presented by B.P. Schulberg ; director, Louis Gasnier ; scenario, Waldemar Young. Publisher: 1924. Notes: Silent feature. Source: Poisoned paradise / Robert William Service. 1922. Credits supplied from: AFI catalog, 1921-1930. Original distributor was Al Lichtman Corp. Footage on release was 6,800 ft., according to: AFI catalog, 1921-1930. Credit: Photographer, Karl Struss. Performers: Kenneth Harlan (Hugh Kildair/Gilbert Kildair); Clara Bow (Margot Le Blanc); Barbara Tennant (Mrs. G. Kildair); André de Beranger (Krantz); Carmel Myers (Mrs. Belmire); Raymond Griffith (Martel); Josef Swickard (Professor Durand); Evelyn Selbie (Madame Tranquille); Michael Varconi (Dr. Bergius); Frankie Lee (Hugh Kildair, as child); Peaches Jackson (Margot Le Blanc, as child). Language: English
Melodrama: Source: Robert William Service, "Poisoned Paradise: A Romance of Monte Carlo" (New York: 1922) Margot Le Blanc loses her small fortune at Monte Carlo and makes the acquaintance of Hugh Kildair, an artist, who hires her as a housekeeper. A gang of theives set a trap for AKildair when they find that he knows a mathematical system guaranteed to win at the gambling table. The gang is foiled by the arrival of the police; and Kildair, realizing he has fallen in love with Margot, marries her. (From "The American Film Institute of Feature Films")
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