Fantômas (1913)

Louis Feuillade's first serial film series, Fantômas, was a huge success in France. Based on the novel of the same name, Fantômas is a crime series that follows the titular character as he steals, robs, kills, escapes prison, and evades police. It is interesting how the story follows the bad guy as the protagonist. That

La Tare (1911) – Short

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.