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John Ince started as the film's director, but quit when it was half finished. The title of the film was changed from The Eternal Sacrifice . Sources conflict concerning the name of the actor playing "Count Nicolai." Var credits Adolphe Menjou, while the World Film News , a publicity newspaper included in the copyright descriptions, credits Adolph ... More Less

John Ince started as the film's director, but quit when it was half finished. The title of the film was changed from The Eternal Sacrifice . Sources conflict concerning the name of the actor playing "Count Nicolai." Var credits Adolphe Menjou, while the World Film News , a publicity newspaper included in the copyright descriptions, credits Adolph Parianni. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
8 Jul 16
p. 100.
MPN
15 Jul 16
p. 273.
MPW
15 Jul 16
p. 471, 532
Variety
11 Mar 16
p. 1661.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Eternal Sacrifice
Release Date:
3 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
World Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
5 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LU8637
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Evil Russian Grand Duke Bagroff becomes infatuated with Thanya, but she loves American artist Vance Holden. When Thanya's revolutionary brother Boris tells her that he plans to kill Bagroff, she agrees to help. The plan fails and Boris and Thanya are captured, but they soon escape to Paris where Thanya rejoins the struggling Vance. Bagroff finds Thanya and tells her that he will make Vance famous if she consents to be his mistress. Thanya agrees and Vance becomes an overnight success. Then, as Bagroff and Thanya prepare to spend their first night together, Boris appears and kills the duke, thereby allowing Thanya and Vance to spend a peaceful, successful life ... +


Evil Russian Grand Duke Bagroff becomes infatuated with Thanya, but she loves American artist Vance Holden. When Thanya's revolutionary brother Boris tells her that he plans to kill Bagroff, she agrees to help. The plan fails and Boris and Thanya are captured, but they soon escape to Paris where Thanya rejoins the struggling Vance. Bagroff finds Thanya and tells her that he will make Vance famous if she consents to be his mistress. Thanya agrees and Vance becomes an overnight success. Then, as Bagroff and Thanya prepare to spend their first night together, Boris appears and kills the duke, thereby allowing Thanya and Vance to spend a peaceful, successful life together. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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