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The working title of this film was Captain Dieppe . Sources conflict concerning the cameraman for this film. Reviews credit Frank Urson, while Paramount studio records list Charles F. ... More Less

The working title of this film was Captain Dieppe . Sources conflict concerning the cameraman for this film. Reviews credit Frank Urson, while Paramount studio records list Charles F. Schoenbaum. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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ETR
17 Jan 20
p. 709.
MPN
17 Jan 20
p. 923.
MPW
17 Jan 20
pp. 469-70.
New York Morning Telegraph
29 Jun 18
p. 1890.
Variety
9 Jan 20
p. 52.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Captain Dieppe by Anthony Hope (pseud. of Anthony Hope Hawkins) (New York, 1900) and the play of the same name by Anthony Hope and Harrison Garfield Rhodes (New York, 14 Sep 1903).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Captain Dieppe
Release Date:
7 December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14337
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After Captain Dieppe, an American agent of French descent, refuses to divulge confidential information he gathered for a small Italian principality until they pay him, he is pursued by secret service agent Guilamo Sevier to Fieramondi in Northern Italy. Dieppe agrees to help the lonely Count Fieramondi convince his wife to return from her isolated wing of their castle. The countess, after convincing her cousin Lucia to take her place in the castle, goes to Rome to raise money to pay Paul Sharpe, who is blackmailing her because of her gambling debts. Dieppe falls in love with Lucia, whom he thinks is the countess, and after he fights Sharpe and steals the evidence of the debts, he sacrifices his own love by preparing a reconciliation between the count and the countess. After Dieppe obtains his money from Sevier, the real identities are revealed. The count and countess are reunited, while Dieppe and Lucia continue their ... +


After Captain Dieppe, an American agent of French descent, refuses to divulge confidential information he gathered for a small Italian principality until they pay him, he is pursued by secret service agent Guilamo Sevier to Fieramondi in Northern Italy. Dieppe agrees to help the lonely Count Fieramondi convince his wife to return from her isolated wing of their castle. The countess, after convincing her cousin Lucia to take her place in the castle, goes to Rome to raise money to pay Paul Sharpe, who is blackmailing her because of her gambling debts. Dieppe falls in love with Lucia, whom he thinks is the countess, and after he fights Sharpe and steals the evidence of the debts, he sacrifices his own love by preparing a reconciliation between the count and the countess. After Dieppe obtains his money from Sevier, the real identities are revealed. The count and countess are reunited, while Dieppe and Lucia continue their romance. +

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