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HISTORY

The film was "beautified by natural [hand] coloring" at the Pathé studios in France, according to a contemporary ... More Less

The film was "beautified by natural [hand] coloring" at the Pathé studios in France, according to a contemporary source. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
21 Oct 16
p. 939.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 534.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 758.
NYDM
4 Nov 16
p. 693.
Wid's
23 Nov 16
pp. 1124-25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Pathé Exchange, inc.
Copyright Date:
14 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LU9319
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After reading about a daring robbery in the newspaper, wealthy young Gregory Kirkland bets his friends that he can steal and secretly return the fabulous diamond tiara, the Sultana, from its designer, Robert Sautrelle. While Sautrelle is visiting the Kirkland home, Gregory steals the tiara, but before returning it, he loses his nerve and convinces another guest, Virginia Lowndes, to accomplish the rest of the task for him. Later, Virginia elopes with her suitor, Count Strelitso, but when, en route to the city, she tells him of her promise to Gregory, the count demands the Sultana, and Virginia flees into the woods. Kirkland's butler, who has followed Virginia in hopes of seizing the tiara, pursues her and is killed by bandits, but Dr. Thomas Mills, the Kirklands' friend, soon appears to assist her. In the end, the Sultana is restored to its rightful owner, while Virginia and the doctor declare their mutual ... +


After reading about a daring robbery in the newspaper, wealthy young Gregory Kirkland bets his friends that he can steal and secretly return the fabulous diamond tiara, the Sultana, from its designer, Robert Sautrelle. While Sautrelle is visiting the Kirkland home, Gregory steals the tiara, but before returning it, he loses his nerve and convinces another guest, Virginia Lowndes, to accomplish the rest of the task for him. Later, Virginia elopes with her suitor, Count Strelitso, but when, en route to the city, she tells him of her promise to Gregory, the count demands the Sultana, and Virginia flees into the woods. Kirkland's butler, who has followed Virginia in hopes of seizing the tiara, pursues her and is killed by bandits, but Dr. Thomas Mills, the Kirklands' friend, soon appears to assist her. In the end, the Sultana is restored to its rightful owner, while Virginia and the doctor declare their mutual love. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime


Subject
Subject (Major):

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

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