Valerie St. Cyr, seizes a chance for excitement and money, deserts her infant daughter Joan and her impoverished husband and runs away to Paris with the Count Du Poissy. Years later, ... See full summary »

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Robert G. Vignola

Writer:

William H. Clifford (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Pauline Frederick ... Valerie St. Cyr / Joan Marche
Thomas Holding ... Julian St. Saens
Frank Losee ... Count Du Poissy
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Helen Lindroth ... Undetermined Role
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Valerie St. Cyr, seizes a chance for excitement and money, deserts her infant daughter Joan and her impoverished husband and runs away to Paris with the Count Du Poissy. Years later, without knowing that they are mother and daughter, both Valerie and Joan fall in love with artist Julian St. Saens, who rejects the former but becomes engaged to the latter. Enraged, Valerie convinces the count to kidnap Joan, but after she is captured, Joan stabs the count to death. When Valerie learns that Joan is her daughter, she takes the blame for the murder and goes to the guillotine while Joan, still unaware that Valerie is her mother, makes plans with Julian for their marriage. Written by Pamela Short

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The Spider ( 1916 ) is a lost silent film. See more »

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the film is lost
25 October 2009 | by zpzjonesSee all my reviews

The film is lost people. Nearly all of Pauline's films pre-1920 are lost. Greta DeGroat at Stanford Univ. runs a page on Pauline, Norma Talmadge, Clara Kimball Young and several other female stars and labels which films are "extent" and which are "lost". As usual the above poster F. Gwynplaine MacIntyre is full of CRAP and has not seen this lost film. This guy MacIntyre is searching out original reviews when the films were released, shuffling some of the text around, and calling the reviews his own. In a nutshell here's a rundown of Pauline Frederick's films, all but two lost, from 1915 to 1920:

1915 Eternal City - Lost, Sold - Lost, Zaza - Lost, Belladonna - Lost, Lydia Gilmore - Lost

1916 The Spider - Lost, Audrey - Lost, The Moment Before - (SURVIVES), The World's Great Snare - Lost, The Woman in the Case - Lost, Ashes of Embers - Lost, Nanette of the Wilds - Lost, The Slave Market - Lost,

1917 Sapho - Lost, Sleeping Fires - Lost, Her Better Self - Lost, The Love That Lives - (SURVIVES), Double Crossed - Lost, The Hungry Heart - Lost,

1918 Mrs Dane's Defense - Lost, Madame Jealousy - Lost, La Tosca - Lost, Resurrection - Lost, Her Final Reckoning - Lost, Fedora - Lost, A Daughter of the Old South - Lost

1919 Out of the Shadow - Lost, Paid in Full - Lost, The Woman on the Index - Lost, One Week of Life - Lost, The Fear Woman - Lost, The Peace of Roaring River - Lost, Bonds of Love - Lost, Loves of Letty - Lost,


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 January 1916 (USA) See more »

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1.33 : 1
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