A Race for Millions (1912)

La course aux millions (original title)
If an old man's niece does not claim her inheritance at the notary's office by the appointed time, his fortune will go to his housekeeper.


Louis Feuillade


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Credited cast:
René Navarre ... Dervieux
Maurice Luguet Maurice Luguet
Renée Carl
Nelly Palmer Nelly Palmer
Edmund Breon ... (as Edmond Bréon)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jane Marken ... Une infirmière
Alice Tissot Alice Tissot


By the terms of the will of Louis Perier, he has left his fortune of $2,000,000 in charge of Joseph Irton, notary, to be given to the daughter of his brother, John Perier. It is stipulated that if Mr. Irton is unable to find the niece within two months from twelve o'clock noon from the day set, that the estate is to revert to his housekeeper. An unscrupulous woman, this housekeeper determines to get the money. She writes to her brother in Paris, and tells him to find and kidnap the girl before the notary will have arrived. Mme. Riquier's brother finds that Nellie Perier is a milliner. When the brother's sister arrives in Paris, she assumes a fictitious name, Mme. Gomery. She and her brother abduct Nellie as she is delivering the hat Mme. Gomery ordered. In the meantime, Jean Rogers, Nellie's fiancée, puts in an appearance at the milliner's store to show her a newspaper article concerning herself. He finds her gone and rushes to the hotel where Mme. Gomery lives. There he learns of the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short





Release Date:

13 December 1912 (France) See more »

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