The Firefly of France

The Firefly of France is a lost[1] 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.[2][3][4]

The Firefly of France
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Directed byDonald Crisp
Produced byJesse L. Lasky
Screenplay byMargaret Turnbull
Based onThe Firefly of France
by Marion Polk Angelotti
StarringWallace Reid
Ann Little
Charles Ogle
Raymond Hatton
Winter Hall
Ernest Joy
CinematographyHenry Kotani
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Company
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • July 7, 1918 (1918-07-07)
Running time
50 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent (English intertitles)


As described in a film magazine,[5] 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.


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