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The play was founded on the novel of the same name by Agnes and Egerton Castle, published in London in ... More Less

The play was founded on the novel of the same name by Agnes and Egerton Castle, published in London in 1901. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Aug 15
p. 439.
MPN
7 Aug 15
p. 57.
MPN
21 Aug 15
p. 83.
MPW
28 Aug 15
p. 16, 66
MPW
21 Aug 15
p. 1327, 1396
NYDM
18 Aug 15
p. 28.
Variety
13 Aug 15
p. 17.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 August 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
6 August 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6027
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Diane, a child of four, interrupts the frightening party noises in an adjoining room. Because a guest remarks to her mother Cora May, a reigning Parisian demimonde, that the child "has the devil in her eyes, Cora, just like you," Cora puts Diane in a convent. At nineteen, Diane visits a friend by the seashore and meets the Duke of Cluny, who, confused by Diane's innocence and devilish eyes, courts her. Diane, ignorant of her inherited "hidden weakness," succumbs when he deceitfully promises marriage. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cluny, in her charity work, meets Cora, dying in a hospital, and promises to care for Diane. When Diane recognizes the duke, both keep quiet to protect the duchess. Later, Diane falls in love with the duchess' brother Lieutenant Dodd, an American navy officer. When Diane overhears the duke tell Dodd, whose proposal she refused, to marry her, she reveals her secret. Dodd mortally wounds the duke in a duel, the duchess forgives the duke and Diane tells Dodd that perhaps some day they will ... +


Diane, a child of four, interrupts the frightening party noises in an adjoining room. Because a guest remarks to her mother Cora May, a reigning Parisian demimonde, that the child "has the devil in her eyes, Cora, just like you," Cora puts Diane in a convent. At nineteen, Diane visits a friend by the seashore and meets the Duke of Cluny, who, confused by Diane's innocence and devilish eyes, courts her. Diane, ignorant of her inherited "hidden weakness," succumbs when he deceitfully promises marriage. Meanwhile, the Duchess of Cluny, in her charity work, meets Cora, dying in a hospital, and promises to care for Diane. When Diane recognizes the duke, both keep quiet to protect the duchess. Later, Diane falls in love with the duchess' brother Lieutenant Dodd, an American navy officer. When Diane overhears the duke tell Dodd, whose proposal she refused, to marry her, she reveals her secret. Dodd mortally wounds the duke in a duel, the duchess forgives the duke and Diane tells Dodd that perhaps some day they will marry. +

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