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PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
Chronicles of America Series
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Spanish Conquerors
a Chronicle of the Dawn of Empire Overseas by Irving Berdine Richman (New Haven, 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 October 1923
Copyright Claimant:
Chronicles of America Pictures
Copyright Date:
2 April 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18848
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

King John of Portugal continually puts off Christopher Columbus' plans to sail west in an effort to find a new route to India. After 4 years of waiting, however, Columbus discovers that the king has sent out his own men, who report no discovery of land. He goes to Spain, where he is again rebuffed, but the intercession of a former confessor of Queen Isabella results in an audience before the royal court. The queen is in sympathy with Columbus, and she secretly sells her jewels to finance his exploration. He sails with three ships and in October 1492 lands on an island in the West ... +


King John of Portugal continually puts off Christopher Columbus' plans to sail west in an effort to find a new route to India. After 4 years of waiting, however, Columbus discovers that the king has sent out his own men, who report no discovery of land. He goes to Spain, where he is again rebuffed, but the intercession of a former confessor of Queen Isabella results in an audience before the royal court. The queen is in sympathy with Columbus, and she secretly sells her jewels to finance his exploration. He sails with three ships and in October 1492 lands on an island in the West Indies. +

GENRE
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Sub-genre:
Historical


Subject

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

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