Cerise Vignol is leading woman in the little Hyacinth theater, which lies on the left of the Seine. In love with Cerise is Pierre, leading man of the troupe. Whenever M. Marcel, the manager of the theater, has trouble with Cerise, he sends for Pierre, who quickly subdues the little leading woman, who is very temperamental. A friend of Pierre's is Fernand Delorme, a young advocate, who is also critic on Le Figaro. Pierre presents Delorme to Cerise, who, at the time, is raging at Marcel, for the latter, at a moment's notice, has withdrawn a comedy and substituted the well-known "Camille." Later, Pierre declares his love for Cerise and proposes marriage. She accepts Pierre, and immediately preparations are made for their marriage, which is slated for Christmas day. Christmas Eve, while Cerise is admiring herself in her wedding gown, she is called to the window by Delorme, who tells her that he has wagered with a friend that he, the advocate, will before midnight, find a woman who has ...
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