2021 Pordenone Silent Film Festival Online - Film #9
Starring Dorothy Dalton and Conrad Nagel, Cecil B. DeMille's long forgotten romantic tale, 'Fool's Paradise', turns Leonard Merrick's short story, 'Laurels and the Lady', into a spectacle driven triumph.
DeMille's film is set in the Mexican border town of El Paso and follows the character of Arthur, who soon befriends a cantina girl, named Poll. However, when she soon starts falls for him, Arthur can't shake his enduring love for a visiting French dancer, leaving jealously to soon take over Poll, ultimately creating complicated circumstances for all involved.
Even though 'Fool's Paradise' is filled with much of the grandeur one expects from a DeMille work of this period, here he shines…