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HISTORY

According to a booklet in the Selig collection, this film was based on a play. No evidence of the play's author or title has been found, ... More Less

According to a booklet in the Selig collection, this film was based on a play. No evidence of the play's author or title has been found, however. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
18 Aug 1917
p. 856
Motion Picture News
14 Jul 1917
p. 284
Motion Picture News
21 Jul 1917
p. 376
Motion Picture News
25 Aug 1917
p. 1308
Motion Picture News
1 Sep 1917
p. 1443, 1489
Motion Picture News
8 Sep 1917
p. 1668
Motography
18 Aug 1917
p. 359
Motography
25 Aug 1917
p. 423, 432
Motography
1 Sep 1917
p. 480
Moving Picture World
17 Feb 1917
p. 26
Moving Picture World
18 Aug 1917
p. 1097
Moving Picture World
25 Aug 1917
p. 1230
Moving Picture World
1 Sep 1917
p. 1404
New York Clipper
28 Mar 1917
p. 16
New York Clipper
22 Aug 1917
p. 14
NYDM
25 Aug 1917
p. 24
Variety
30 Mar 1917
p. 21
Variety
4 May 1917
p. 29
Wid's Daily
23 Aug 1917
pp. 540-541
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 August 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Selig Polyscope Co.
Copyright Date:
31 July 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11228
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Leo Fielding, a professor of languages, reluctantly goes with his younger brother Henri to an anarchists' meeting. In black robes and masks, members draw ballots to choose someone to assassinate the prince. When the police raid, Leo says that he induced Henri to attend. Banished, Leo goes to America, sadly leaving his baby Floria with Henri. Five years later, Henri's wife Dulcine, wanting Floria's inheritance, urges Henri to send their niece to Leo with Count DeGrasse, the anarchist leader, whom she has secretly paid to kill the girl en route. After learning of Floria's supposed drowning, Leo loses interest in life. Years later he becomes a circus barker and makes friends with the aerialist, in reality his daughter Floria, whom DeGrasse, the ringmaster, has forced to support him. After Floria refuses to marry manager Lemuel Salter, owner Wilfred Wells, masquerading as a stenographer to investigate graft, falls in love with her and thrashes Salter. In revenge, Salter pours acid on the safety net, but DeGrasse performs before Floria and is killed. Before dying, DeGrasse reveals Floria's identity. Now reconciled with Leo, Floria marries ... +


Leo Fielding, a professor of languages, reluctantly goes with his younger brother Henri to an anarchists' meeting. In black robes and masks, members draw ballots to choose someone to assassinate the prince. When the police raid, Leo says that he induced Henri to attend. Banished, Leo goes to America, sadly leaving his baby Floria with Henri. Five years later, Henri's wife Dulcine, wanting Floria's inheritance, urges Henri to send their niece to Leo with Count DeGrasse, the anarchist leader, whom she has secretly paid to kill the girl en route. After learning of Floria's supposed drowning, Leo loses interest in life. Years later he becomes a circus barker and makes friends with the aerialist, in reality his daughter Floria, whom DeGrasse, the ringmaster, has forced to support him. After Floria refuses to marry manager Lemuel Salter, owner Wilfred Wells, masquerading as a stenographer to investigate graft, falls in love with her and thrashes Salter. In revenge, Salter pours acid on the safety net, but DeGrasse performs before Floria and is killed. Before dying, DeGrasse reveals Floria's identity. Now reconciled with Leo, Floria marries Wilfred. +

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

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