The Firefly of France
The Firefly of France is a lost 1918 American silent drama film directed by Donald Crisp and written by Margaret Turnbull based upon a novelette by Marion Polk Angelotti. The film stars Wallace Reid, Ann Little, Charles Ogle, Raymond Hatton, Winter Hall, and Ernest Joy. The film was released on July 7, 1918, by Paramount Pictures.
|The Firefly of France|
|Directed by||Donald Crisp|
|Produced by||Jesse L. Lasky|
|Screenplay by||Margaret Turnbull|
|Based on||The Firefly of France|
by Marion Polk Angelotti
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
|Distributed by||Paramount Pictures|
|Language||Silent (English intertitles)|
As described in a film magazine, while the actions of Esme Falconer (Little) are suspicious, Devereux Bayne's (Reid) admiration for her forces him to believe in her. When her chauffeur is mysteriously killed, he drives her to a deserted chateau to protect her from French officers. But the officers get there first, and upon their arrival Devereux and Esme are made prisoners. Escaping through a secret door they come upon Jean, known as the Firefly (Hatton), who has important papers for France. The French officers turn out to be German officers in disguise and they demand the papers. Devereux gives them a false copy of the papers and manages to turn them over to the proper authorities. He wins the heart of Esme and a French Cross of Honor for his bravery.
- Wallace Reid as Devereux Bayne
- Ann Little as Esme Falconer
- Charles Ogle as Von Blenheim
- Raymond Hatton as The Firefly
- Winter Hall as Dunham
- Ernest Joy as Aide to Von Blenheim
- William Elmer as Aide to Von Blenheim
- Clarence Geldart as Aide to Von Blenheim
- Henry Woodward as Georges
- Jane Wolfe as Marie-Jeanne
- The Library of Congress American Silent Feature Film Survival Catalog: The Firefly of France
- "The Firefly of France (1918) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- "Firefly-of-France - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes - NYTimes.com". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 January 2015.
- The AFI Catalog of Feature Films:The Firefly of France
- "Reviews: The Firefly of France". Exhibitors Herald. New York City: Exhibitors Herald Company. 7 (3): 29. July 15, 1918.
- The Firefly of France on IMDb
- synopsis at AllMovie
- Angellotti, Marion Polk (1918), The Firefly of France, New York: The Century Company, on the Internet Archive