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Sources conflict concerning the actor playing "Bucknall." Most sources credit Albert Roccardi, while Var lists William Shea. The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 9 Jan ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the actor playing "Bucknall." Most sources credit Albert Roccardi, while Var lists William Shea. The film opened at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York on 9 Jan 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 Jan 16
p. 189.
MPN
30 Oct 15
p. 83.
MPN
22 Jan 16
p. 390.
MPW
22 Jan 16
p. 620.
NYDM
15 Jan 16
p. 28.
Variety
28 Jan 16
p. 22.
VLP
1 Jan 16
p. 49.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
13 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7423
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the late 1700's, Lieutenant Francis Burnham, an American newly arrived in Paris, promptly accumulates a huge gambling debt to the Marquis du Tremignon, whose recent attempt to kidnap the Countess de Villars was ruined by the intervention of a stranger. Tremignon now believes that he can force Gabrielle to marry him by compromising her, so he offers to remove the debt if Francis will bring him an article of the countess' clothing. Francis, who thinks that Gabrielle loves Tremignon, agrees. Then, when he comes to her room, she recognizes him as the stranger who saved her from the kidnapping, and tells him of her hatred for Tremignon. Gabrielle gives him her slipper, however, to placate Tremignon temporarily, but afterward, Francis denounces the marquis, for which authorities throw him in jail. Both the countess and American ambassador Benjamin Franklin come to his aid, however, after which he is pardoned by the King Louis XVI and then marries ... +


During the late 1700's, Lieutenant Francis Burnham, an American newly arrived in Paris, promptly accumulates a huge gambling debt to the Marquis du Tremignon, whose recent attempt to kidnap the Countess de Villars was ruined by the intervention of a stranger. Tremignon now believes that he can force Gabrielle to marry him by compromising her, so he offers to remove the debt if Francis will bring him an article of the countess' clothing. Francis, who thinks that Gabrielle loves Tremignon, agrees. Then, when he comes to her room, she recognizes him as the stranger who saved her from the kidnapping, and tells him of her hatred for Tremignon. Gabrielle gives him her slipper, however, to placate Tremignon temporarily, but afterward, Francis denounces the marquis, for which authorities throw him in jail. Both the countess and American ambassador Benjamin Franklin come to his aid, however, after which he is pardoned by the King Louis XVI and then marries Gabrielle. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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