Ménilmontant - 1926 - 6/10
Densely packed Silent short opens with a brutal axe murder of two adults.
Parents of two girls, now orphaned. Who, in no time, have grown and struggle in Paris.
Enter the smooth man, with his gentle hands, coaxing insistence, and fleeting promises.
Film dazzles with then-cutting edge techniques of double exposures, rapid pans, and quick cutting.
Risqué material probably meant this was never shown in America.
This ought to run 30+ minutes. Beware of shorter run times which were likely from the wrong speed,