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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
30 Sep 16
p. 788.
MPN
30 Sep 16
p. 2056.
MPW
30 Sep 16
p. 2101.
NYDM
24 Jun 16
p. 2301.
Variety
13 Oct 16
p. 29.
Wid's
28 Sep 16
p. 994.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Julia C. Ivers
Copyright Date:
9 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9122
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

At the request of her government, the Countess Sonia Varnli, disguised as a maid, goes to America to prevent inventor Guy Longstreet from selling his new x-ray gun to the enemy, represented in negotiations by the Baron Rogniat. Guy seems willing to sell the gun to him, but fearing that Guy might decide to sell it to other countries, the baron plots to kill him. When Sonia finds out about the murder plan, she warns Guy, and together they capture the baron. Guy then asks Sonia to marry him, and she consents on the condition that he destroy the plans for the weapon. When Guy agrees, Sonia reveals that she is really a countess, and they begin making plans for a royal ... +


At the request of her government, the Countess Sonia Varnli, disguised as a maid, goes to America to prevent inventor Guy Longstreet from selling his new x-ray gun to the enemy, represented in negotiations by the Baron Rogniat. Guy seems willing to sell the gun to him, but fearing that Guy might decide to sell it to other countries, the baron plots to kill him. When Sonia finds out about the murder plan, she warns Guy, and together they capture the baron. Guy then asks Sonia to marry him, and she consents on the condition that he destroy the plans for the weapon. When Guy agrees, Sonia reveals that she is really a countess, and they begin making plans for a royal wedding. +

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

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