The House of the Lost Court (1915)

Drama | 6 May 1915

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HISTORY

This film was the first Edison feature to be released on a program other than its own. The few earlier features produced by Edison were released through the General Film ... More Less

This film was the first Edison feature to be released on a program other than its own. The few earlier features produced by Edison were released through the General Film Co. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 May 15
pp. 888-89, 909-10.
MPN
29 May 15
p. 39, 72
MPW
5 Jun 15
p. 1692.
NYDM
14 Aug 15
p. 1234.
Variety
14 May 15
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
12 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP5486
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sir Anthony Elliott, the young lord of Whitehall Manor, secretly becomes engaged to Elinore Vane, but she marries his brother Paul. After Anthony, embittered, prepares to go to America, Nina Desmond, whom he earlier rescued from a fall, asks to go with him, but he refuses. Nina overhears him also refuse Elinore, whom Paul mistreats. After Nina sees Elinore stab herself, she threatens to accuse Anthony of murder unless he takes her, but still he refuses. The morning after Anthony is sentenced to hang, he is found dead in his cell. Five years later, Paul, living with Nina in Monte Carlo, hopes to get money from the manor's new tenants, Mrs. Edgerton, a wealthy American, and her daughter Dolores. After Dolores sees a mysterious gondola, she discovers Anthony living in a secret room. He explains that while in jail his mother gave him a potion which made him appear dead. After Dolores tricks Nina into writing a confession, Anthony professes his love for ... +


Sir Anthony Elliott, the young lord of Whitehall Manor, secretly becomes engaged to Elinore Vane, but she marries his brother Paul. After Anthony, embittered, prepares to go to America, Nina Desmond, whom he earlier rescued from a fall, asks to go with him, but he refuses. Nina overhears him also refuse Elinore, whom Paul mistreats. After Nina sees Elinore stab herself, she threatens to accuse Anthony of murder unless he takes her, but still he refuses. The morning after Anthony is sentenced to hang, he is found dead in his cell. Five years later, Paul, living with Nina in Monte Carlo, hopes to get money from the manor's new tenants, Mrs. Edgerton, a wealthy American, and her daughter Dolores. After Dolores sees a mysterious gondola, she discovers Anthony living in a secret room. He explains that while in jail his mother gave him a potion which made him appear dead. After Dolores tricks Nina into writing a confession, Anthony professes his love for Dolores. +

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

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