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Vivian Martin was originally scheduled to play the female lead in this film. ...

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Vivian Martin was originally scheduled to play the female lead in this film.

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Jul 1917
p. 646
MPN
4 Aug 1917
p. 826, 867
MPW
4 Aug 1917
p. 809, 852
NYDM
25 Aug 1917
p. 1230, 1272
Variety
3 Aug 1917
p. 25
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Lou-Tellegen
Dir
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play What Money Can't Buy by George Broadhurst (New York, 11 Oct 1915).
LITERARY SOURCE AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 July 1917
Production Date:

Copyright Info
Claimant
Date
Copyright Number
Jesse L. Lasky Feature Play Co.
20 June 1917
LP10969
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
SYNOPSIS

Madison Hale, a wealthy American financier, is bidding against Govrian Texler, the financial advisor to the King of Maritizia for the concession to run a transcontinental railway through the country. When Hale's son Dick completes his college education, he decides to visit Maritizia, the birthplace of his great-grandfather. There he meets Princess Irenia and they fall in love, arousing the jealousy of Ferdinand Vaslof, Texler's nephew, who is also in love with the princess. Ferdinand has Dick imprisoned on false charges, and when Hale, Sr. arrives to look after his business affairs, the princess proposes that he kidnap her and her brother and hold them as willing hostages for Dick's safety. Hale then enters the Council Chamber, secures the loan with which Texler had held the king in his power, and forces him to sign an order for Dick's release. After all the prisoners are released, the nobility of Dick's great-grandfather is established and he and the Princess receive the blessings of their respective ...

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Madison Hale, a wealthy American financier, is bidding against Govrian Texler, the financial advisor to the King of Maritizia for the concession to run a transcontinental railway through the country. When Hale's son Dick completes his college education, he decides to visit Maritizia, the birthplace of his great-grandfather. There he meets Princess Irenia and they fall in love, arousing the jealousy of Ferdinand Vaslof, Texler's nephew, who is also in love with the princess. Ferdinand has Dick imprisoned on false charges, and when Hale, Sr. arrives to look after his business affairs, the princess proposes that he kidnap her and her brother and hold them as willing hostages for Dick's safety. Hale then enters the Council Chamber, secures the loan with which Texler had held the king in his power, and forces him to sign an order for Dick's release. After all the prisoners are released, the nobility of Dick's great-grandfather is established and he and the Princess receive the blessings of their respective fathers.

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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