Ivor Novello plays the Rat in this tale of the Paris underworld. A jewel thief who commands the allegiance of the denizens of the White Coffin Club, he meets his match in Zelie de Chaumet, who is also accustomed to dog-like obedience. With style written right through it, from the opulent string of pearls that she dangles before him, to the flick knife with which he slits his partners skirt in the brutal apache dance, The Rat is quintessentially 20s.
Dir Graham Cutts UK 1925 1h 20m Subtitled
Introduced by Bryony Dixon from the British Film Institute.