Prejudice (1922)

Drama | January 1922

Director:

Joseph Belmont

Writer:

Rita Barre
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HISTORY

The working titles of this film were The Ritual Murder and The Proscribed . There is some doubt about the nationality of the film. From the evidence available, it is not clear whether, in the story, Manya survives her father or dies with ... More Less

The working titles of this film were The Ritual Murder and The Proscribed . There is some doubt about the nationality of the film. From the evidence available, it is not clear whether, in the story, Manya survives her father or dies with him. More Less

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DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Proscribed
The Ritual Murder
Release Date:
January 1922
Copyright Date:
18 October 1921
Copyright Number:
LU17105
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Job Abramonoff, the leader of a Jewish community in Russia, is arrested for the ritual murder of Sonja Mulnikow, the little sister of Sascha, a gentile and the childhood friend of Job's daughter, Manya. Sascha, who is sympathetic to the plight of the Jews, is led to point the accusing finger at Job against his better judgment. He reads a book, The Philosophy of Race Prejudice, which tells how Maneth, the Egyptian high priest, tried to dupe Alexander the Great into believing that his young friend Cassander was the victim of such a sacrifice by the Jews. Convinced of his error, Sascha tries to save the Abramonoff family and stop the pogrom that began when Job was arrested. Sonja is revealed to be alive and well, but it is too late: the mob has broken into the prison and stoned Job to death. Sascha, horror-stricken, confesses to Manya that he was prejudiced and asks ... +


Job Abramonoff, the leader of a Jewish community in Russia, is arrested for the ritual murder of Sonja Mulnikow, the little sister of Sascha, a gentile and the childhood friend of Job's daughter, Manya. Sascha, who is sympathetic to the plight of the Jews, is led to point the accusing finger at Job against his better judgment. He reads a book, The Philosophy of Race Prejudice, which tells how Maneth, the Egyptian high priest, tried to dupe Alexander the Great into believing that his young friend Cassander was the victim of such a sacrifice by the Jews. Convinced of his error, Sascha tries to save the Abramonoff family and stop the pogrom that began when Job was arrested. Sonja is revealed to be alive and well, but it is too late: the mob has broken into the prison and stoned Job to death. Sascha, horror-stricken, confesses to Manya that he was prejudiced and asks forgiveness. +

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