Ménilmontant tells the story of two young sisters in the Paris neighborhood of Ménilmontant. The film begins with the murder of their parents, orphaning the two young women. The young women grow up and end up falling for the same boy. Jealousy over the boy ends up pushing the sisters apart and on different paths.
Luis Buñuel and Salvador Dalí's Un Chien Andalou has become famous for its unsettling, disjointed, and, at times, disturbing film challenging bourgeoise film of the time. It has become a forerunner for the avant-garde film genre and milestone in pushing the boundaries in the early film era. The opening sequence where a woman gets her
The Girl, played by Mildred Davis, discovers that she will inherit her grandfather's estate if she can live in his mansion for one year with her husband. There are two problems with this. First, she doesn't have a husband, and second, her uncle (Wallace Howe) wants the estate for himself and will inherit it if
Anna, played by Renée Carl, goes from being a dance hall girl to devoting herself to caring for the sick and eventually running the establishment, helping the less fortunate. Word gets out of her past, as a dance hall girl, and everyone casts her aside and pushes her out of the charity that she runs.
A house keeper quits, leaving a mother and her child alone in the house. As she leaves, a tramp starts poking around the house and tries to find a way inside. The mother calls the husband as the tramp breaks in to the house and begins to race home before the knife wielding tramp can