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This film marked the screen debut of actor Charles ... More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
20 Nov 15
p. 1073.
Motog
27 Nov 15
p. 1140, 1163
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 118.
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 557, 640
MPN
20 Nov 15
p. 68.
MPN
27 Nov 15
p. 96.
MPW
20 Nov 15
p. 1510.
NYDM
13 Nov 15
p. 38.
NYDM
4 Dec 15
p. 30.
Variety
19 Nov 15
p. 24.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Mummy and the Humming Bird by Isaac Henderson (New York, 4 Sep 1902).
DETAILS
Release Date:
11 November 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
11 November 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6940
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Preferring the distractions of the science laboratory to those of his wife, Lord Lumley, the "Mummy," forces the attractive Lady Lumley to seek attention elsewhere. The lady falls victim to the homewrecking advances of the writer D'Orelli, who has fled Italy for England to avoid a confrontation with Giuseppe, the husband of his last romantic conquest. After D'Orelli dedicates one of his novels to his wife, the Mummy becomes suspicious of his frequent visits, and when Giuseppe shows up at the Lumley estate and relates his story of betrayal, the lord correctly assesses the situation. To curtail a violent confrontation, Lumley hires Giuseppe as his valet and takes him abroad. During her husband's absence, Lady Lumley accepts D'Orelli's invitation to elope and goes to his apartment to rendezvous. Lumley returns in time to prevent the elopement and reunite with his wife but cannot stop Giuseppe from carrying out his murderous revenge on ... +


Preferring the distractions of the science laboratory to those of his wife, Lord Lumley, the "Mummy," forces the attractive Lady Lumley to seek attention elsewhere. The lady falls victim to the homewrecking advances of the writer D'Orelli, who has fled Italy for England to avoid a confrontation with Giuseppe, the husband of his last romantic conquest. After D'Orelli dedicates one of his novels to his wife, the Mummy becomes suspicious of his frequent visits, and when Giuseppe shows up at the Lumley estate and relates his story of betrayal, the lord correctly assesses the situation. To curtail a violent confrontation, Lumley hires Giuseppe as his valet and takes him abroad. During her husband's absence, Lady Lumley accepts D'Orelli's invitation to elope and goes to his apartment to rendezvous. Lumley returns in time to prevent the elopement and reunite with his wife but cannot stop Giuseppe from carrying out his murderous revenge on D'Orelli. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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