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According to MPW , The Spider was director Robert G. Vignola's first film for Famous ... More Less

According to MPW , The Spider was director Robert G. Vignola's first film for Famous Players. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Feb 16
p. 376.
MPN
5 Feb 16
p. 703.
MPN
12 Feb 16
p. 878.
MPW
13 May 16
p. 1176.
NYDM
19 Feb 16
p. 33.
Variety
11 Feb 16
p. 24.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
27 January 1916
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Seeing a chance for money and excitement, Frenchwoman Valerie St. Cyr deserts her infant daughter Joan and her impoverished husband and runs away to Paris with the Count Du Poissy. Years later, without knowing that they are mother and daughter, both Valerie and Joan fall in love with artist Julian St. Saens, who rejects the former but becomes engaged to the latter. Enraged, Valerie convinces the count to kidnap Joan, but after she is captured, Joan stabs the count to death. When Valerie learns that Joan is her daughter, she takes the blame for the murder and goes to the guillotine while Joan, still unaware that Valerie is her mother, makes plans with Julian for their ... +


Seeing a chance for money and excitement, Frenchwoman Valerie St. Cyr deserts her infant daughter Joan and her impoverished husband and runs away to Paris with the Count Du Poissy. Years later, without knowing that they are mother and daughter, both Valerie and Joan fall in love with artist Julian St. Saens, who rejects the former but becomes engaged to the latter. Enraged, Valerie convinces the count to kidnap Joan, but after she is captured, Joan stabs the count to death. When Valerie learns that Joan is her daughter, she takes the blame for the murder and goes to the guillotine while Joan, still unaware that Valerie is her mother, makes plans with Julian for their marriage. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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