A Celebrated Case (1914)

Drama | May 1914

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HISTORY

An English language version of the play opened in New York on 23 Jan 1878. Modern sources also list George Melford as the film's director and Gene Gauntier as the ... More Less

An English language version of the play opened in New York on 23 Jan 1878. Modern sources also list George Melford as the film's director and Gene Gauntier as the scenarist. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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19 Sep 14
p. 1622, 1696
MPW
14 Feb 14
p. 814.
Variety
8 May 14
p. 21.
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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LITERARY
Based on the play Une cause célèbre by Adolphe Philippe Dennery, Eugune Cormon (Paris, 4 Dec 1877).
DETAILS
Release Date:
May 1914
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Madeline, the foster sister of the Duchess d'Aubeterre, marries Jean Renaud, a French soldier, and has a daughter named Adrienne. Five years later, on a battlefield, Renaud is entrusted by the Count de Moray with jewels and papers proving that Adrienne is his heir. After Moray's death, Renaud gives everything to Madeline and then returns to the battle. Lazarre, who had followed Renaud, then goes to Madeline and demands the jewels. Madeline's refusal awakens Adrienne, but Madeline quiets her by saying that her father is home. When Madeline still refuses Lazarre's request, he stabs her. Later, Adrienne tells the neighbors that her father had just been with her mother. Renaud is sentenced to prison for life, after which the Duchess adopts Adrienne. Many years later, Adrienne reencounters her father and eventually the true murderer is revealed and Renaud is ... +


Madeline, the foster sister of the Duchess d'Aubeterre, marries Jean Renaud, a French soldier, and has a daughter named Adrienne. Five years later, on a battlefield, Renaud is entrusted by the Count de Moray with jewels and papers proving that Adrienne is his heir. After Moray's death, Renaud gives everything to Madeline and then returns to the battle. Lazarre, who had followed Renaud, then goes to Madeline and demands the jewels. Madeline's refusal awakens Adrienne, but Madeline quiets her by saying that her father is home. When Madeline still refuses Lazarre's request, he stabs her. Later, Adrienne tells the neighbors that her father had just been with her mother. Renaud is sentenced to prison for life, after which the Duchess adopts Adrienne. Many years later, Adrienne reencounters her father and eventually the true murderer is revealed and Renaud is pardoned. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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