The Hungarian Nabob (1915)

Drama | 1 December 1915

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Egy Magyar Nábob was translated into English under the title An Hungarian Nabob in ... More Less

Egy Magyar Nábob was translated into English under the title An Hungarian Nabob in 1898. More Less

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Motog
4 Dec 15
p. 1205.
MPN
11 Dec 15
p. 93.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1503.
MPW
19 May 15
p. 28.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Egy Magyar Nábob by Mór Jókai (Budapest, 1889).
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Release Date:
1 December 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Biograph Co.
Copyright Date:
24 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LP7048
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Count John Karpathy, belovedly known as the Nabob, falls ill while entertaining the peasants of his estate, his dissolute nephew and sole heir, Count Bela, comes home from Paris to acquire his inheritance. The Nabob recovers and, after hearing Bela's plan to squander the money, resolves not to give Bela a cent while he lives. In a neighboring town, Bela and his cohorts flirt with the licentious Meyer girls. After Bela kisses their virtuous sister Fanny against her will, her aunt Teresa takes her away from her sisters' influence. Meanwhile, the lonely Nabob, to forgive Bela, invites him to his birthday party, but Bela sends a coffin as a gift. Bela follows Fanny and gives her housekeeper money to develop Fanny's beautiful singing voice. After Teresa sends the money to a newspaper so that it will be given to charity, the newspaper prints the story, and the Nabob, after reading it, convinces Fanny to marry him to end Bela's persecutions. Fanny and the Nabob have a son, and Bela, now disinherited, is ostracized because of his ... +


After Count John Karpathy, belovedly known as the Nabob, falls ill while entertaining the peasants of his estate, his dissolute nephew and sole heir, Count Bela, comes home from Paris to acquire his inheritance. The Nabob recovers and, after hearing Bela's plan to squander the money, resolves not to give Bela a cent while he lives. In a neighboring town, Bela and his cohorts flirt with the licentious Meyer girls. After Bela kisses their virtuous sister Fanny against her will, her aunt Teresa takes her away from her sisters' influence. Meanwhile, the lonely Nabob, to forgive Bela, invites him to his birthday party, but Bela sends a coffin as a gift. Bela follows Fanny and gives her housekeeper money to develop Fanny's beautiful singing voice. After Teresa sends the money to a newspaper so that it will be given to charity, the newspaper prints the story, and the Nabob, after reading it, convinces Fanny to marry him to end Bela's persecutions. Fanny and the Nabob have a son, and Bela, now disinherited, is ostracized because of his debts. +

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