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HISTORY

This film opened 17 Jan 1915 at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York. In Jun 1915, it was released elsewhere by V-L-S-E, ... More Less

This film opened 17 Jan 1915 at the Vitagraph Theatre in New York. In Jun 1915, it was released elsewhere by V-L-S-E, Inc. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
19 Jun 15
p. 999.
MPN
13 Feb 15
p. 46.
MPW
30 Jan 15
p. 682.
MPW
13 Mar 15
p. 1588.
NYDM
27 Jan 15
p. 55.
DETAILS
Release Date:
June 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
26 January 1915
Copyright Number:
LP4298
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After the Earl of Clanranald is arrested for conspiracy, his daughter, Lady Katherine, pleads in court to save him from the block. Failing this, she dons male clothing, a mustache, and goatee to intercept the King's messenger, Sir Harry Richmond, who is carrying the death warrant. After they drink ale together at an inn, she is forced, to keep up appearances, to share his room. Failing to get the papers that night, she waylays Sir Harry the next morning, stuns him with a bullet, and takes the warrant. When Sir Harry awakens, he finds his assailant unconscious from a sword wound, and discovers that she is a woman. In love, Sir Harry reports that the warrant was stolen. When he is not believed and is subsequently arrested, Lady Katherine, disguised as a man, offers the King ten thousand pounds for her father's pardon and Sir Harry's release. The King releases them, but discovering Lady Katherine's sex, he abducts her. Sir Harry then saves her and they sail to ... +


After the Earl of Clanranald is arrested for conspiracy, his daughter, Lady Katherine, pleads in court to save him from the block. Failing this, she dons male clothing, a mustache, and goatee to intercept the King's messenger, Sir Harry Richmond, who is carrying the death warrant. After they drink ale together at an inn, she is forced, to keep up appearances, to share his room. Failing to get the papers that night, she waylays Sir Harry the next morning, stuns him with a bullet, and takes the warrant. When Sir Harry awakens, he finds his assailant unconscious from a sword wound, and discovers that she is a woman. In love, Sir Harry reports that the warrant was stolen. When he is not believed and is subsequently arrested, Lady Katherine, disguised as a man, offers the King ten thousand pounds for her father's pardon and Sir Harry's release. The King releases them, but discovering Lady Katherine's sex, he abducts her. Sir Harry then saves her and they sail to freedom. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

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

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