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This film was re-issued in August of 1918. Although Oscar C. Apfel received a co-scenario credit in most of the reviews, only Mary Murillo was listed in the copyright entry. Some reviews credit Daniel Roosevelt with the scenario. Some scenes were shot in Caldwell, NJ. The copyright entry lists this film as being six reels, but all reviews refer to it as five ... More Less

This film was re-issued in August of 1918. Although Oscar C. Apfel received a co-scenario credit in most of the reviews, only Mary Murillo was listed in the copyright entry. Some reviews credit Daniel Roosevelt with the scenario. Some scenes were shot in Caldwell, NJ. The copyright entry lists this film as being six reels, but all reviews refer to it as five reels. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
3 Aug 18
p. 752.
Motog
8 Jan 16
p. 82.
MPN
11 Dec 15
p. 107.
MPN
1 Jan 16
p. 84.
MPN
10 Aug 18
p. 951.
MPW
1 Jan 16
p. 82.
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 881, 888
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1892.
New York Times
20 Dec 15
p. 11.
Variety
31 Dec 15
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
19 December 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7247
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While engaged in battle, Pierre Duval, a French soldier, stumbles onto the mortally wounded Count de Morave. Before dying, the count begs Pierre to deliver some family jewels and papers to the Vicomte Raoul de Reyntiens. At home, Pierre places the jewels in a box that also contains a necklace given to Margot, his wife, by the Duke D'Auberg. While stealing the box, Lazare, a war correspondent who witnessed Pierre's scene with the count, attacks and kills Margot. Found guilty of the crime, Pierre is sentenced to life imprisonment but is pardoned after performing a dangerous jailhouse rescue. Mavis, his daughter, who has been adopted by the duke, falls in love with the poor vicomte but is courted by Lazare, now posing as the Count de Morave. To win her love, Lazare gives her some of the stolen jewels, including the duke's necklace, but when Pierre sees the necklace later, he exposes Lazare and wins ... +


While engaged in battle, Pierre Duval, a French soldier, stumbles onto the mortally wounded Count de Morave. Before dying, the count begs Pierre to deliver some family jewels and papers to the Vicomte Raoul de Reyntiens. At home, Pierre places the jewels in a box that also contains a necklace given to Margot, his wife, by the Duke D'Auberg. While stealing the box, Lazare, a war correspondent who witnessed Pierre's scene with the count, attacks and kills Margot. Found guilty of the crime, Pierre is sentenced to life imprisonment but is pardoned after performing a dangerous jailhouse rescue. Mavis, his daughter, who has been adopted by the duke, falls in love with the poor vicomte but is courted by Lazare, now posing as the Count de Morave. To win her love, Lazare gives her some of the stolen jewels, including the duke's necklace, but when Pierre sees the necklace later, he exposes Lazare and wins retribution. +

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