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The film was shot at the Balboa Studio in Long Beach under the working title The One-Eyed God . This was the first Knickerbocker Star Feature, the name under which the General Film Co. released their five reel films. Some sources credit H. M. and E. D. Horkheimer with the ... More Less

The film was shot at the Balboa Studio in Long Beach under the working title The One-Eyed God . This was the first Knickerbocker Star Feature, the name under which the General Film Co. released their five reel films. Some sources credit H. M. and E. D. Horkheimer with the direction. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
13 May 16
p. 1109.
MPN
13 May 16
p. 2918.
MPW
29 Apr 16
p. 810.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 863.
MPW
3 Jun 16
p. 1744.
NYDM
13 May 16
p. 29.
Wid's
4 May 16
p. 548.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Knickerbocker Star Features
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCERS
WRITER
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The One-Eyed God
Release Date:
17 May 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In England, Elsie York's small Hindu statue unsettles her very traditional engagement to Harrington Graeme when yogi Katti Hab kills a man while trying to take the statue back to India. Authorities accuse Harrington of the murder but he is finally acquitted, after which he and Elsie get married. They soon have a child, but Elsie's compulsive gambling, and Harrington's equally compulsive philandering, make the couple appear destined for a divorce. Then, Katti Hab returns, but he dies when the statue, moving on its own, knocks over a lamp and sets fire to the house. The statue melts, and as a result, seemingly lifts a spell from Elsie and Harrington, who are now able to reconcile their differences, and whose fortune is assured when they discover that the head of the statue had hidden dozens of ... +


In England, Elsie York's small Hindu statue unsettles her very traditional engagement to Harrington Graeme when yogi Katti Hab kills a man while trying to take the statue back to India. Authorities accuse Harrington of the murder but he is finally acquitted, after which he and Elsie get married. They soon have a child, but Elsie's compulsive gambling, and Harrington's equally compulsive philandering, make the couple appear destined for a divorce. Then, Katti Hab returns, but he dies when the statue, moving on its own, knocks over a lamp and sets fire to the house. The statue melts, and as a result, seemingly lifts a spell from Elsie and Harrington, who are now able to reconcile their differences, and whose fortune is assured when they discover that the head of the statue had hidden dozens of jewels. +

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Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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