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This film was made at the Fox studios in Kingston, Jamaica. The copyright description scenario, which is identified as a "working copy," has the name Franklin B. Coates, as the author, crossed out. Robert B. Mantell and Genevieve Hamper were ... More Less

This film was made at the Fox studios in Kingston, Jamaica. The copyright description scenario, which is identified as a "working copy," has the name Franklin B. Coates, as the author, crossed out. Robert B. Mantell and Genevieve Hamper were married. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
LOCATION
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
4 Mar 16
p. 1285.
MPN
8 Apr 16
p. 2071.
MPW
1 Apr 16
p. 162.
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 973, 1022
Variety
31 Mar 16
p. 24.
Wid's
30 Mar 16
p. 476.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
26 March 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7933
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In order to inherit twenty million francs, brother and sister Peppo and Gorgone destroy the death certificates of a brother and sister named Palmieri, who died in Calcutta, and assume their identities. They hire a law firm in Paris, where Gorgone meets the Count de Moray, a wealthy diplomat who just returned from India, and attempts to ensnare him. When the count's wife pledges a necklace to a jeweler for a loan to pay her mother's illegitimate son, gambler Robert Burel, to keep his identity secret, Peppo informs Gorgone, who convinces the count that his wife has a lover. When Gorgone pays Robert, the count sees them embrace. He shoots Robert, divorces the countess and marries Gorgone. Later, the count's daughter Pauline returns from India with her sweetheart, Elliott Drake, of the Italian consulate. After Pauline agrees to marry Peppo to save her father from financial ruin, the countess gets her mother to confess, and Drake proves that Peppo and Gorgone are imposters. The countess forgives her husband, Peppo takes poison, and Gorgone accidentally stabs herself to death trying to kill the ... +


In order to inherit twenty million francs, brother and sister Peppo and Gorgone destroy the death certificates of a brother and sister named Palmieri, who died in Calcutta, and assume their identities. They hire a law firm in Paris, where Gorgone meets the Count de Moray, a wealthy diplomat who just returned from India, and attempts to ensnare him. When the count's wife pledges a necklace to a jeweler for a loan to pay her mother's illegitimate son, gambler Robert Burel, to keep his identity secret, Peppo informs Gorgone, who convinces the count that his wife has a lover. When Gorgone pays Robert, the count sees them embrace. He shoots Robert, divorces the countess and marries Gorgone. Later, the count's daughter Pauline returns from India with her sweetheart, Elliott Drake, of the Italian consulate. After Pauline agrees to marry Peppo to save her father from financial ruin, the countess gets her mother to confess, and Drake proves that Peppo and Gorgone are imposters. The countess forgives her husband, Peppo takes poison, and Gorgone accidentally stabs herself to death trying to kill the count. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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