In the Palace of the King (1915)

Drama | 11 October 1915

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HISTORY

Sets for this film were constructed from original drawings of the Palace of the Alhambra, Madrid. Several troops of the Illinois National Guard cavalry and infantry were employed. One hundred dancers from Chicago were also ... More Less

Sets for this film were constructed from original drawings of the Palace of the Alhambra, Madrid. Several troops of the Illinois National Guard cavalry and infantry were employed. One hundred dancers from Chicago were also used. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EssN
25 Sep 1915.
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Motog
4 Sep 15
p. 465.
Motog
9 Oct 15
p. 743.
MPN
22 May 15
p. 1340.
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 47.
MPN
25 Sep 15
p. 46.
MPN
2 Oct 15
pp. 47-48.
MPN
9 Oct 15
p. 35, 52
MPN
16 Oct 15
pp. 36-38, 88
MPN
6 Nov 15
p. 34.
MPN
18 Dec 15
p. 43.
MPW
16 Oct 15
p. 460.
MPW
23 Oct 15
p. 688.
NYDM
22 Sep 15
p. 32.
NYDM
29 Sep 15
p. 32.
NYDM
6 Oct 15
p. 34.
NYDM
16 Oct 15
p. 28.
Variety
1 Oct 15
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 October 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
22 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6466
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After defeating the Moors in battle, Don Juan of Austria returns to Madrid a national hero. His half brother King Philip suspects that Don Juan has designs on his throne and opposes his love affair with Dolores of Mendoza. To thwart the budding romance, Philip pressures Dolores' father, the commander of the king's guard, to halt the relationship. The loyal Mendoza entreats Dolores to desert Don Juan, and when she refuses to comply, he locks her up for shipment to a convent. Inez, Dolores' blind sister, changes clothing with the captive and helps her to escape. Fearing for Don Juan's safety, Dolores flees to his home, where Philip shows up with Mendoza, demanding to see his daughter. Don Juan, hiding Dolores, denies all charges and is stabbed and presumed dead by Philip. Dreading that Don Juan's death will cost Philip his throne, Mendoza nobly agrees to accept the blame for the murder but is saved when the court jester reveals that Don Juan is only ... +


After defeating the Moors in battle, Don Juan of Austria returns to Madrid a national hero. His half brother King Philip suspects that Don Juan has designs on his throne and opposes his love affair with Dolores of Mendoza. To thwart the budding romance, Philip pressures Dolores' father, the commander of the king's guard, to halt the relationship. The loyal Mendoza entreats Dolores to desert Don Juan, and when she refuses to comply, he locks her up for shipment to a convent. Inez, Dolores' blind sister, changes clothing with the captive and helps her to escape. Fearing for Don Juan's safety, Dolores flees to his home, where Philip shows up with Mendoza, demanding to see his daughter. Don Juan, hiding Dolores, denies all charges and is stabbed and presumed dead by Philip. Dreading that Don Juan's death will cost Philip his throne, Mendoza nobly agrees to accept the blame for the murder but is saved when the court jester reveals that Don Juan is only wounded. +

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

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