The Stranglers of Paris


1913

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 3, 1913
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Motion Drama Co.
Distribution Company
Victory Film Co.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Les √Čtrangleurs by Adolphe Belot (Paris, 1879).

Synopsis

Following his wife's untimely death, a French peasant named Simmonet takes his daughter Mathilde to Paris, where, unknown to the girl, he adopts the name of Jagon and becomes the leader of the murderous "Stranglers of Paris." After tampering with the will of Mathilde's wealthy suitor, Claude Guerin, Jagon strangles the old man, but the innocent Blanchard is convicted of the crime. A second murder is committed, whereupon Jagon is named as Blanchard's accomplice and imprisoned, leaving Lorenz, a member of the gang, to care for Mathilde. In attempting to prove Blanchard's innocence, Guerin's daughter Jeanne and her sweetheart Robert succeed in convincing Mathilde that her father is involved. Lorenz, angered by her denunciation, tries to strangle Mathilde, but the escaped Jagon appears to save her life. After killing Lorenz, Jagon reveals Blanchard's innocence and dies in his daughter's arms.

Film Details

Release Date
Dec 3, 1913
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Motion Drama Co.
Distribution Company
Victory Film Co.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the novel Les √Čtrangleurs by Adolphe Belot (Paris, 1879).

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According to one source, some of the film's more violent scenes were edited before its general release. A review in Variety, March 5, 1915, p. 22, May also refer to this film. David Belasco's stage version of The Stranglers opened in San Francisco in 1881.