Thermidor Fun Fact Day Twenty-Three: Robespierre, the pussy-footer

What American silent film maker made a hilarious portrayal of Robespierre fearfully “pussy-footing” around a Parisian apartment in the hopes of not being seen? The interior shot is dramatically juxtaposed to a sequence showing his more virile countryman Danton leading the people, notably some poissardes from Les Halles, into hand-to-hand contact with the king’s troops. It is amusing to see that some of the poissardes are played by brawny men in drag!
a. Abel Gance, in Napoléon (1927)
b. D. W. Griffith in Orphans of the Storm (1921)
c. F. W. Murnau, The Last Laugh (1924)
d. Clarence Brown, Flesh and the Devil (1926)

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