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A revised version of the play opened in New York on 17 Aug 1908. Modern sources credit Oscar C. Apfel as co-director with DeMille, and Alvin Wyckoff with the ... More Less

A revised version of the play opened in New York on 17 Aug 1908. Modern sources credit Oscar C. Apfel as co-director with DeMille, and Alvin Wyckoff with the photography. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Nov 14
p. 762.
MPN
21 Nov 14
p. 42.
MPW
21 Nov 14
p. 1088.
NYDM
18 Nov 14
p. 32.
Variety
6 Nov 14
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 November 1914
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
16 October 1914
Copyright Number:
LU3538
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Daniel Vorhees Pike, an Indiana lawyer, proposes to Ethel Granger Simpson, the daughter of a millionaire farmer, but she turns him down because her father wants to send her and her brother Horace to study in Europe. During their absence, Simpson is fatally injured in an accident and on his deathbed asks Pike to act as his children's guardian. In Sorrento, Ethel becomes infatuated with Almeric St. Aubyn who is secretly after her money. Impressed that he is the son of Lord Hawcastle, Ethel considers marrying him, thus urging Pike to travel to Sorrento. On his way, Pike meets the Russian Grand Duke Vasili Vasilivitch who is traveling incognito. Through the efforts of Pike and the grand duke, Almeric and Lord Hawcastle are revealed as scoundrels who, with Helene, the wife of Russian revolutionary Ivanoff, had betrayed her husband and caused his unjust imprisonment in Siberia. Ethel and Pike are joyfully reconciled after the grand duke pardons ... +


Daniel Vorhees Pike, an Indiana lawyer, proposes to Ethel Granger Simpson, the daughter of a millionaire farmer, but she turns him down because her father wants to send her and her brother Horace to study in Europe. During their absence, Simpson is fatally injured in an accident and on his deathbed asks Pike to act as his children's guardian. In Sorrento, Ethel becomes infatuated with Almeric St. Aubyn who is secretly after her money. Impressed that he is the son of Lord Hawcastle, Ethel considers marrying him, thus urging Pike to travel to Sorrento. On his way, Pike meets the Russian Grand Duke Vasili Vasilivitch who is traveling incognito. Through the efforts of Pike and the grand duke, Almeric and Lord Hawcastle are revealed as scoundrels who, with Helene, the wife of Russian revolutionary Ivanoff, had betrayed her husband and caused his unjust imprisonment in Siberia. Ethel and Pike are joyfully reconciled after the grand duke pardons Ivanoff. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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