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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Nov 18
p. 2071.
MPN
7 Dec 18
p. 3425.
MPW
7 Dec 18
p. 1116.
Variety
28 Feb 19
p. 57.
DETAILS
Release Date:
22 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 November 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13025
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,395
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, the German forces invade the small country of Lurania, whereupon its ruler, Prince Sebastian, goes into hiding. His niece, Countess Therese, serves as ambulance driver "477" on the French front, where one day she receives a message from the prince asking her to meet him in Spanish Falls, Maine, with the crown jewels. Her reply is intercepted by master thief Chester Naismith, who strikes a bargain with Prince Ugo, the pretender to the Luranian throne, whereby the thief will obtain the jewels and the "prince," the countess. Captain Thomas Barnes, an American sent home to recover from an ailing heart, falls in love with driver 477 on the steamer, and in Maine, he recovers the jewels from Naismith, who had stolen them despite Ugo's betrayal. In attempting to kidnap the countess, Ugo is arrested, leaving Therese and Captain Barnes free to resume their duties in France after a quiet ... +


During World War I, the German forces invade the small country of Lurania, whereupon its ruler, Prince Sebastian, goes into hiding. His niece, Countess Therese, serves as ambulance driver "477" on the French front, where one day she receives a message from the prince asking her to meet him in Spanish Falls, Maine, with the crown jewels. Her reply is intercepted by master thief Chester Naismith, who strikes a bargain with Prince Ugo, the pretender to the Luranian throne, whereby the thief will obtain the jewels and the "prince," the countess. Captain Thomas Barnes, an American sent home to recover from an ailing heart, falls in love with driver 477 on the steamer, and in Maine, he recovers the jewels from Naismith, who had stolen them despite Ugo's betrayal. In attempting to kidnap the countess, Ugo is arrested, leaving Therese and Captain Barnes free to resume their duties in France after a quiet wedding. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Crime, World War I


Subject

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

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