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Some sources state that Jean Barrymore's original work was a play rather than a ... More Less

Some sources state that Jean Barrymore's original work was a play rather than a story. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
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ETR
17 Feb 17
p. 774.
Motog
24 Feb 17
p. 427.
MPN
24 Feb 17
p. 1255.
MPW
14 Dec 18
p. 3599.
NYDM
17 Feb 17
p. 27.
Wid's
15 Feb 17
p. 105.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Black Wolf" by Jean Barrymore (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
12 February 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
Copyright Date:
29 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10082
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The Black Wolf is the title by which a dashing young Spaniard, the leader of a band of men who rob the rich in order to befriend the poor, is known. Although a price is on his head, he risks capture to escort Dona Isabel, a beautiful noble woman who has wandered into the woods, to the castle of Don Phillip, the duke who desires to marry her. The Black Wolf promises to return, and on one of his visits to the lady, is captured and spared death only through the promise of Isabel to marry the duke. According to the laws, whomever the duke pardons becomes his serf for life, but The Black Wolf escapes serfdom when it is discovered that he is the rightful successor to the title now held by the duke, and the king declares him to be the legal ruler and duke. Don Phillip attempts to assassinate The Black Wolf, but is killed in a duel with his successor, and the real duke and Dona Isabel are at last ... +


The Black Wolf is the title by which a dashing young Spaniard, the leader of a band of men who rob the rich in order to befriend the poor, is known. Although a price is on his head, he risks capture to escort Dona Isabel, a beautiful noble woman who has wandered into the woods, to the castle of Don Phillip, the duke who desires to marry her. The Black Wolf promises to return, and on one of his visits to the lady, is captured and spared death only through the promise of Isabel to marry the duke. According to the laws, whomever the duke pardons becomes his serf for life, but The Black Wolf escapes serfdom when it is discovered that he is the rightful successor to the title now held by the duke, and the king declares him to be the legal ruler and duke. Don Phillip attempts to assassinate The Black Wolf, but is killed in a duel with his successor, and the real duke and Dona Isabel are at last united. +

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