The Quest of the Sacred Jewel (1914)

Drama | November 1914

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HISTORY

Although no literary source was credited for this film, the plot closely follows the novel The Moonstone , published in London in 1868, by Wilkie Collins. Another version of the novel was released by World Film Corp. under the title The Moonstone . Some reviews called the film The Quest for the Sacred Gem ... More Less

Although no literary source was credited for this film, the plot closely follows the novel The Moonstone , published in London in 1868, by Wilkie Collins. Another version of the novel was released by World Film Corp. under the title The Moonstone . Some reviews called the film The Quest for the Sacred Gem . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
21 Nov 14
pp. 718-19.
Motog
28 Nov 14
pp. 725-26.
MPN
21 Nov 14
p. 38.
NYDM
18 Nov 14
p. 34.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Quest for the Sacred Gem
Release Date:
November 1914
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Frèrés
Copyright Date:
21 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU3569
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

David Harding, while visiting a sacred temple in Barrnipore, becomes fascinated with a priceless diamond set in the forehead of a stone god. He steals the diamond and escapes to America, but he is followed by Hindu priests who observed his theft. In New York Harding is killed by the priests, but they do not find the diamond. Harding leaves his fortune to May Rowland, his niece, who soon thereafter gives a party to celebrate her engagement to Joe Marsden. During the party, Joe is hypnotized by a Hindu priest disguised as an entertainer and after the guests leave, Joe is instructed to steal the jewel. May sees Joe take the jewel and calls off her engagement, but the case is eventually solved by a famous detective and his antic-prone office boy. The Hindus return the diamond to the temple and May and Joe are happily ... +


David Harding, while visiting a sacred temple in Barrnipore, becomes fascinated with a priceless diamond set in the forehead of a stone god. He steals the diamond and escapes to America, but he is followed by Hindu priests who observed his theft. In New York Harding is killed by the priests, but they do not find the diamond. Harding leaves his fortune to May Rowland, his niece, who soon thereafter gives a party to celebrate her engagement to Joe Marsden. During the party, Joe is hypnotized by a Hindu priest disguised as an entertainer and after the guests leave, Joe is instructed to steal the jewel. May sees Joe take the jewel and calls off her engagement, but the case is eventually solved by a famous detective and his antic-prone office boy. The Hindus return the diamond to the temple and May and Joe are happily reunited. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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