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The working title of this film was The White Rook ... More Less

The working title of this film was The White Rook . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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ETR
31 Jan 20
p. 901.
MPN
6 Dec 19
p. 4113.
MPN
21 Feb 20
p. 1975.
MPW
12 Jun 20
p. 1317.
New York Morning Telegraph
15 Feb 1920.
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Wid's
15 Feb 20
p. 11.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The White Rook by John Burland Harris-Burland (New York, 1918).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The White Rook
Release Date:
21 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Thos. H. Ince
Copyright Date:
8 December 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14539
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,613
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Unhappily married to Sir Robert Grimwood, an older man whose only passion is chess, Lady Marion finds solace in the arrival of her old suitor, John Heritage. Soon after Heritage's departure, Sir Robert's body is found floating in the lake. Subsequently, a suicide note is delivered to Lady Marion, charging that her husband's death was caused by Marion's love for Heritage. Lord Waverly, the owner of an adjacent estate, orders his servant Ling Foo to steal the letter, and then demands that Marion meet him or he will expose the scandal behind her husband's death. Arriving at the appointed rendezvous, Marion is assaulted by Waverly. Heritage comes to her rescue and Waverly, in a dazed state, falls to his death over a cliff. Through a series of deductions, Heritage discovers that the bizarre deaths were caused by Ling Foo who years earlier had sworn revenge on Sir Robert for the death of his son. Lady Marion then burns the incriminating letter, destroying the last barrier between herself and ... +


Unhappily married to Sir Robert Grimwood, an older man whose only passion is chess, Lady Marion finds solace in the arrival of her old suitor, John Heritage. Soon after Heritage's departure, Sir Robert's body is found floating in the lake. Subsequently, a suicide note is delivered to Lady Marion, charging that her husband's death was caused by Marion's love for Heritage. Lord Waverly, the owner of an adjacent estate, orders his servant Ling Foo to steal the letter, and then demands that Marion meet him or he will expose the scandal behind her husband's death. Arriving at the appointed rendezvous, Marion is assaulted by Waverly. Heritage comes to her rescue and Waverly, in a dazed state, falls to his death over a cliff. Through a series of deductions, Heritage discovers that the bizarre deaths were caused by Ling Foo who years earlier had sworn revenge on Sir Robert for the death of his son. Lady Marion then burns the incriminating letter, destroying the last barrier between herself and Heritage. +

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