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This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 26 Dec ... More Less

This film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 26 Dec 1915. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Feb 16
p. 426.
MPN
19 Feb 16
p. 1021.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 844.
MPW
4 Dec 15
p. 1848.
Variety
7 Jan 16
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
20 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7255
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Prince Oscar of Ostrau, about to marry a princess from a neighboring country to please his father, King Gustave, is saved from that fate when an uprising causes her to leave. After the prince indulges in a dalliance with a burlesque actress in London, King Gustave arranges for his American friend, Peter Hart, to take Oscar to the United States, where Oscar marries Peter's sister Isabelle. The wedding news, coming as the king returns to the throne, causes him to send his chief of police, Baron Hagar, to have the marriage annulled and return the prince home. After Peter, Isabelle and Oscar escape from the baron, they discover an unemployed clerk, Barry Lawrence, who looks just like Oscar. They give him $1,000 to lead the baron off their trail, but when Barry's sweetheart, Shirley Rives, thought to be Isabelle, is endangered, Oscar reveals himself to the baron and refuses to return. He then renounces his claim to the throne and becomes an American ... +


Prince Oscar of Ostrau, about to marry a princess from a neighboring country to please his father, King Gustave, is saved from that fate when an uprising causes her to leave. After the prince indulges in a dalliance with a burlesque actress in London, King Gustave arranges for his American friend, Peter Hart, to take Oscar to the United States, where Oscar marries Peter's sister Isabelle. The wedding news, coming as the king returns to the throne, causes him to send his chief of police, Baron Hagar, to have the marriage annulled and return the prince home. After Peter, Isabelle and Oscar escape from the baron, they discover an unemployed clerk, Barry Lawrence, who looks just like Oscar. They give him $1,000 to lead the baron off their trail, but when Barry's sweetheart, Shirley Rives, thought to be Isabelle, is endangered, Oscar reveals himself to the baron and refuses to return. He then renounces his claim to the throne and becomes an American citizen. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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