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The film had a special run in Jun 1920 throughout the Midwest before its general release in Sep ... More Less

The film had a special run in Jun 1920 throughout the Midwest before its general release in Sep 1920. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
2 Oct 20
p. 1924.
MPN
24 Apr 20
p. 2953, 3676
MPN
29 May 20
p. 4552.
MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 455.
MPN
2 Oct 20
p. 1924, 2711
New York Morning Telegraph
26 Sep 1920.
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Wid's
26 Sep 20
p. 18.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTOR
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment arr by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath (New York and Indianapolis, 1910).
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Mayflower Photoplay Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 March 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17590
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Karl Breitman, obsessed with the notion that he is a descendant of Napoleon, is driven to restore the monarchy in France. To accomplish this, he courts Hedda Gobert, who, he has learned, possesses Napoleon's papers. Upon winning Hedda, Breitman steals the documents, which lead him to America and the home of Admiral Killigrew where, the papers allege, the emperor's hidden wealth resides. Breitman locates a treasure map in the Killigrew house, which sends him to Corsica. However, before he can reach the buried riches, he overhears some men mocking him and challenges them to a duel. Wounded, Breitman dies with Hedda, who has lovingly followed him, at his side, taking the secret of the treasure with ... +


Karl Breitman, obsessed with the notion that he is a descendant of Napoleon, is driven to restore the monarchy in France. To accomplish this, he courts Hedda Gobert, who, he has learned, possesses Napoleon's papers. Upon winning Hedda, Breitman steals the documents, which lead him to America and the home of Admiral Killigrew where, the papers allege, the emperor's hidden wealth resides. Breitman locates a treasure map in the Killigrew house, which sends him to Corsica. However, before he can reach the buried riches, he overhears some men mocking him and challenges them to a duel. Wounded, Breitman dies with Hedda, who has lovingly followed him, at his side, taking the secret of the treasure with him. +

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

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