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HISTORY

G. M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson supervised the scenes shot in California. Some scenes in this film were shot in New York City and Washington, D.C., including shots taken at sunset of the Potomac River from the top of the Washington Monument. Most of the film was shot in and around Chicago. First National Pictures released a film based on the same source on 30 Aug 1925 which was made by Joseph M. Schenck Productions. Dimitri Buchowetzki directed the film which starred Norma Talmadge and Eugene O'Brien (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

G. M. "Broncho Billy" Anderson supervised the scenes shot in California. Some scenes in this film were shot in New York City and Washington, D.C., including shots taken at sunset of the Potomac River from the top of the Washington Monument. Most of the film was shot in and around Chicago. First National Pictures released a film based on the same source on 30 Aug 1925 which was made by Joseph M. Schenck Productions. Dimitri Buchowetzki directed the film which starred Norma Talmadge and Eugene O'Brien (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.2213). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EssN
24 Apr 1915.
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Motog
19 Dec 14
p. 842.
Motog
8 May 15
p. 742.
MPN
13 May 14
p. 41.
MPW
8 May 15
p. 918, 988
NYDM
5 May 15
p. 26.
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 April 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
26 April 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5579
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy young American Grenfall Lorry meets a girl on a train from Denver to Washington, D.C. When the train leaves them behind in a mining town, they race in a coach through the mountains and finally catch it. They part after sightseeing in Washington, but meet again in Graustark, a Balkan country, where Lorry and his friend Harry Anguish save the girl, who is really Graustark's Princess Yetive, from being abducted. After Yetive becomes engaged to Prince Lorenz of Asphain to save Graustark, which owes an enormous war debt, Lorenz is slain and Lorry imprisoned for the murder. He escapes with Yetive's help and spends the night hiding in her bedroom. When Yetive's other suitor, Prince Gabriel, accuses her of shielding Lorry, Lorry offers to be executed if Lorenz's father will postpone collection of the debt. After Anguish discovers that Gabriel killed Lorenz, Asphain signs an alliance with Graustark, and Yetive weds Lorry, who is ... +


Wealthy young American Grenfall Lorry meets a girl on a train from Denver to Washington, D.C. When the train leaves them behind in a mining town, they race in a coach through the mountains and finally catch it. They part after sightseeing in Washington, but meet again in Graustark, a Balkan country, where Lorry and his friend Harry Anguish save the girl, who is really Graustark's Princess Yetive, from being abducted. After Yetive becomes engaged to Prince Lorenz of Asphain to save Graustark, which owes an enormous war debt, Lorenz is slain and Lorry imprisoned for the murder. He escapes with Yetive's help and spends the night hiding in her bedroom. When Yetive's other suitor, Prince Gabriel, accuses her of shielding Lorry, Lorry offers to be executed if Lorenz's father will postpone collection of the debt. After Anguish discovers that Gabriel killed Lorenz, Asphain signs an alliance with Graustark, and Yetive weds Lorry, who is crowned. +

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