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HISTORY

This film featured lavish use of camera effects such as eclipses and double exposures. Thelma Percy was the sister of actress Eileen ... More Less

This film featured lavish use of camera effects such as eclipses and double exposures. Thelma Percy was the sister of actress Eileen Percy. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
31 Jan 20
p. 905.
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 445.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 856, 943
Wid's
1 Feb 1920
p. 9.
Wid's
10 Dec 20
p. 35.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Haworth Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 April 1920
Copyright Number:
LU14974
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nikki, a humble fisherman, is the exact double of the egotistical prince who rules his village. The Prince's courtiers cajole him into believing that he has magical powers while they rob his subjects with unjust taxes. One night, after becoming infatuated with Nikki's girlfriend Olala, the Prince dispatches his troops to abduct her. Nikki follows them to the palace where he assaults the prince, assumes his identity and banishes him from the castle. Nikki then initiates a new, just administration while the real Prince finds contentment in Nikki's humble life. Upon his impending marriage to Olala, Nikki sends for the Prince and they revert to their true identities. Nikki then marries Olala and the Prince marries his promised bride, the daughter of the Grand ... +


Nikki, a humble fisherman, is the exact double of the egotistical prince who rules his village. The Prince's courtiers cajole him into believing that he has magical powers while they rob his subjects with unjust taxes. One night, after becoming infatuated with Nikki's girlfriend Olala, the Prince dispatches his troops to abduct her. Nikki follows them to the palace where he assaults the prince, assumes his identity and banishes him from the castle. Nikki then initiates a new, just administration while the real Prince finds contentment in Nikki's humble life. Upon his impending marriage to Olala, Nikki sends for the Prince and they revert to their true identities. Nikki then marries Olala and the Prince marries his promised bride, the daughter of the Grand Vizier. +

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

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