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This was Carlyle Blackwell's first film with Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. He replaced House Peters, who was leaving, as the juvenile lead for the stock ... More Less

This was Carlyle Blackwell's first film with Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co. He replaced House Peters, who was leaving, as the juvenile lead for the stock company. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
21 Aug 15
p. 388.
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 55.
MPN
1 May 15
p. 46.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 118.
MPN
5 Jun 15
p. 38.
MPN
31 Jul 15
p. 61.
MPN
14 Aug 15
p. 84.
MPW
14 Aug 15
p. 1233.
MPW
21 Aug 15
p. 1325.
NYDM
11 Aug 15
p. 28.
Variety
6 Aug 15
p. 17.
CAST
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Puppet Crown by Harold MacGrath (Indianapolis, 1901).
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 July 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
15 July 1915
Copyright Number:
LU5833
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Princess Alexia of Osia is sent incognito to an exclusive American girls' boarding school by her aging and invalid father King Leopold, so that she can know the meaning of true freedom. After she meets young millionaire Bob Carewe, and they fall in love, Alexia is summoned home because of a conspiracy of the king's advisors threatening to replace him with the Duchess Sylvia. When Bob reads of Osia's financial difficulties, he goes to help with a loan, even though he knows that Alexia cannot marry him if she is ever to rule. The sudden death of the king provokes an uprising of the people. Although Bob fights valiantly against the conspirators and nobly helps a bleeding rival for Alexia's affections, the duchess is proclaimed queen. She orders Alexia's arrest, but Bob, using one of the conspirators as a shield, escapes with Alexia to the frontier, where they are free to ... +


Princess Alexia of Osia is sent incognito to an exclusive American girls' boarding school by her aging and invalid father King Leopold, so that she can know the meaning of true freedom. After she meets young millionaire Bob Carewe, and they fall in love, Alexia is summoned home because of a conspiracy of the king's advisors threatening to replace him with the Duchess Sylvia. When Bob reads of Osia's financial difficulties, he goes to help with a loan, even though he knows that Alexia cannot marry him if she is ever to rule. The sudden death of the king provokes an uprising of the people. Although Bob fights valiantly against the conspirators and nobly helps a bleeding rival for Alexia's affections, the duchess is proclaimed queen. She orders Alexia's arrest, but Bob, using one of the conspirators as a shield, escapes with Alexia to the frontier, where they are free to marry. +

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

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