Crime de Charlie

In France, mère des armes, des arts et des lois, at Paris, ville lumière, cite des passions. Mlle. Stanislawa Uminska, beautiful young Polish actress, stood trial for the killing of her fiancé, Jean Zysnowsky, Polish author.

Over night, the trial became a cause celebre. Newspapers devoted many long columns of what they almost unanimously called a crime de charité. Newsboys ran madly along the boulevards bawling out last-minute news of the proceedings. The kiosks were besieged by excited crouds loudly demanding the latest edition of the Intransigeant...

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