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DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Sep 18
p. 1179.
ETR
21 Sep 18
p. 1302.
MPN
14 Sep 18
p. 1755.
MPW
19 Oct 18
p. 448.
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1922.
NYDM
5 Oct 18
p. 516.
Variety
18 Oct 18
p. 39.
Wid's
22 Sep 18
pp. 5-6.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 September 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
22 September 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12898
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Just prior to World War I, the Kaiser sends Baron von Zeller to inform Emperor Franz Josef of Austria that he is ready to declare war on France. Sensing the impending crisis, the French War Office dispatches secret agent René de Bornay to investigate the situation, and upon his arrival, he cultivates the friendship of Franz Josef's mistress, the Countess Griselda von Arenburg. Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand, distressed with the countess' influence over the Emperor, resolves to get rid of her, but she learns of his plans and commissions her Serbian servant Danilo to murder him. Baron von Zeller, who loves the countess, covers up her part in the assassination and asks her to come to Berlin to serve the Kaiser as an agent. In Berlin, she again meets René, and although she has been assigned to expose him, the countess falls in love with the Frenchman and urges him to escape to France. Just as René leaves her apartment, von Zeller enters, and having learned that she hid René from the Germans, has her shot on the ... +


Just prior to World War I, the Kaiser sends Baron von Zeller to inform Emperor Franz Josef of Austria that he is ready to declare war on France. Sensing the impending crisis, the French War Office dispatches secret agent René de Bornay to investigate the situation, and upon his arrival, he cultivates the friendship of Franz Josef's mistress, the Countess Griselda von Arenburg. Austria's Archduke Franz Ferdinand, distressed with the countess' influence over the Emperor, resolves to get rid of her, but she learns of his plans and commissions her Serbian servant Danilo to murder him. Baron von Zeller, who loves the countess, covers up her part in the assassination and asks her to come to Berlin to serve the Kaiser as an agent. In Berlin, she again meets René, and although she has been assigned to expose him, the countess falls in love with the Frenchman and urges him to escape to France. Just as René leaves her apartment, von Zeller enters, and having learned that she hid René from the Germans, has her shot on the spot. +

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