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The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled ... More Less

The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "Quicksands." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 Mar 17
p. 975.
Motog
3 Mar 17
p. 484.
MPW
10 Mar 17
p. 1585, 1672
NYDM
10 Mar 17
p. 26.
Wid's
1 Mar 17
p. 136.
DETAILS
Release Date:
19 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
18 February 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10214
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Princess Petrovitch accepts a bribe to betray her husband and put him into the hands of political enemies, who send him to certain death in Siberia. She then elopes to Monte Carlo with her lover, but when he loses all his money playing roulette, she poisons him and sails for America. On shipboard, the princess arouses the interest of young Edwin Harris, a rich man's son. After they land in New York, the princess demands money and jewels from Edwin, driving him to commit a robbery which results in the death of his father. The princess then begins working on her next victim, Edwin's older brother Mark, but her reign is terminated when one of her victims exacts his own justice by piercing her heart with a ... +


Princess Petrovitch accepts a bribe to betray her husband and put him into the hands of political enemies, who send him to certain death in Siberia. She then elopes to Monte Carlo with her lover, but when he loses all his money playing roulette, she poisons him and sails for America. On shipboard, the princess arouses the interest of young Edwin Harris, a rich man's son. After they land in New York, the princess demands money and jewels from Edwin, driving him to commit a robbery which results in the death of his father. The princess then begins working on her next victim, Edwin's older brother Mark, but her reign is terminated when one of her victims exacts his own justice by piercing her heart with a dagger. +

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

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