The Stranglers of Paris (1913)

A French peasant, unknown to his innocent daughter, becomes the leader of the murderous "Stranglers of Paris".


James Gordon


Adolphe Belot (novel), Arthur Shirley (play)




Cast overview:
James Gordon ... Simmonet, later known as Jagon
Jane Fearnley ... Mathilde
Anna Lehr ... Jeanne Guerin
Stella Kibby Stella Kibby ... Sophie
Robert Broderick ... Lorenz


In a little rose-covered cottage in a village of France lived Simmonet, a respectable citizen, his wife and their little daughter Mathilde. Their happiness was complete but short-lived, as his wife died after a short illness. Simmonet, nearly insane with grief, takes to drink, neglects his business and sinks to the depths of an outcast of society. He is aroused to a sense of his condition, but fails to regain a foothold; it is too late. He becomes vindictive, hates all mankind, and makes a vow that by no matter what means, he would save his child from the pangs of poverty. He takes his child to Paris, where she grows to womanhood, ignorant of her father's double life. Simmonet loses his identity and assumes the name of Jagon. He soon drifts into the underworld of Paris, and. owing to his superior strength and powerful personality, becomes the leader of the dreaded gang known as "The Stranglers of Paris." A wealthy, elderly gentleman, Claude Guerin, is attracted by Mathilde's beauty, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Crime | Drama







Release Date:

3 December 1913 (USA) See more »

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Motion Drama Co. See more »
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Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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