The Two Orphans (1915)

Drama | 6 September 1915

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HISTORY

This film was re-issued by Fox in the summer of 1918. D. W. Griffith produced a film based on the same play in 1922 entitled Orphans of the Storm (see entry), which starred Dorothy Gish and Lillian Gish. ... More Less

This film was re-issued by Fox in the summer of 1918. D. W. Griffith produced a film based on the same play in 1922 entitled Orphans of the Storm (see entry), which starred Dorothy Gish and Lillian Gish. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
20 Jul 18
p. 589.
ETR
27 Jul 18
p. 669.
Motog
25 Sep 15
p. 658.
MPN
23 Dec 16
p. 3928.
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 42.
MPN
4 Sep 18
pp. 10-11.
MPN
18 Sep 18
p. 55.
MPN
3 Aug 18
p. 792.
MPW
27 Jul 18
p. 588.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 726.
Variety
10 Sep 15
p. 21.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
5 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6279
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5-7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In Paris, the beautiful orphan Henriette is kidnapped by the Marquis de Presles, a libertine, leaving her blind and defenseless friend Louise wandering the streets alone. While Mother Frochard, a beggar and thief, forces Louise to beg for her food, Henriette is rescued by the Chevalier de Vaudrey, who loves her. The chevalier's mother, the Countess De Liniere, discovers that Louise is her long-lost daughter and resolves to find her. In the meantime, Mother Frochard's son, a hunchback named Pierre, falls in love with Louise, and when his brother Jacques cruelly beats the girl, Pierre kills him. Just then, the countess locates Louise, and after the girl regains her sight, she is joined with Pierre. The countess then gives her consent to the marriage of her son and ... +


In Paris, the beautiful orphan Henriette is kidnapped by the Marquis de Presles, a libertine, leaving her blind and defenseless friend Louise wandering the streets alone. While Mother Frochard, a beggar and thief, forces Louise to beg for her food, Henriette is rescued by the Chevalier de Vaudrey, who loves her. The chevalier's mother, the Countess De Liniere, discovers that Louise is her long-lost daughter and resolves to find her. In the meantime, Mother Frochard's son, a hunchback named Pierre, falls in love with Louise, and when his brother Jacques cruelly beats the girl, Pierre kills him. Just then, the countess locates Louise, and after the girl regains her sight, she is joined with Pierre. The countess then gives her consent to the marriage of her son and Henriette. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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