The Ruling Passion (1916)

Drama | 30 January 1916

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HISTORY

The Ruling Passion was filmed in Kingston, ... More Less

The Ruling Passion was filmed in Kingston, Jamaica. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Feb 16
p. 374.
MPN
5 Feb 16
p. 686.
MPN
12 Feb 16
p. 866.
MPW
19 Feb 16
p. 1150.
Variety
4 Feb 16
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 January 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
30 January 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7531
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Following the death of her mother in England, Claire Sherlock travels to India to become the ward of her aunt. Soon after marrying a British officer, Claire comes to the attention of Ram Singh, the Rajah of Mawar, and when she refuses his advances, he uses his hypnotic power to make her love him. Her husband leaves her because of her obsession with Ram Singh, after which she becomes a member of the rajah's harem. The rajah's brutality makes her decide to escape, and while she hides out with her sister-in-law and fights the power of the rajah's spell, Ram Singh is killed as he leads an unsuccessful coup against the royal governor. Then, with the hypnotic spell broken because of the rajah's death, Claire is quickly reconciled with her ... +


Following the death of her mother in England, Claire Sherlock travels to India to become the ward of her aunt. Soon after marrying a British officer, Claire comes to the attention of Ram Singh, the Rajah of Mawar, and when she refuses his advances, he uses his hypnotic power to make her love him. Her husband leaves her because of her obsession with Ram Singh, after which she becomes a member of the rajah's harem. The rajah's brutality makes her decide to escape, and while she hides out with her sister-in-law and fights the power of the rajah's spell, Ram Singh is killed as he leads an unsuccessful coup against the royal governor. Then, with the hypnotic spell broken because of the rajah's death, Claire is quickly reconciled with her husband. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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