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A Message to Napoleon (1909)

Et budskab til Napoleon paa Elba (original title)
After the united powers of Europe had been successful in defeating Napoleon's vast armies, the great Emperor himself was taken prisoner and sent into exile to the Island of Elba, on the ... See full summary »

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Gudrun Kjerulf
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Edmund Østerby
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After the united powers of Europe had been successful in defeating Napoleon's vast armies, the great Emperor himself was taken prisoner and sent into exile to the Island of Elba, on the coast of Corsica. His loyal friends in France, however, would not rest, and were untiring in their efforts to liberate the Emperor from his prison. The first part of this film depicts a meeting of a few of these friends and supporters, who formulate a plan. A letter is written to Napoleon, explaining that a messenger will bring him all particulars and plans of a plot to liberate him. A young officer is elected to make the dangerous journey to Elba, to carry to Napoleon the message from his friends. But these friends did not count on the enemies which every great man has, and did not observe that one of them attended their eventful meeting. The traitor informs the police, whose assistance he obtains, and together they go in pursuit of the messenger. Tired and exhausted, the messenger finds rest for a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 November 1909 (USA)  »

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An incident new to the theatergoer
16 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Many incidents in the life of the great Napoleon have been depicted on the screen. We have seen Napoleon on the battlefield, on the throne, in his home life and on lonely St. Helena. But the Great Northern Film Company have seized upon an incident new to the theatergoer, viz., his imprisonment and escape from the island of Elba. The plot to free him, the successful mission of the young officer, who, at peril of his life, evades the guards and places the papers in the hands of his emperor, are all well handled and with a fine appreciation of the dramatic effects of the story. It is needless to say that the excellent photography adds to the effectiveness of a film that should be shown in every Independent theater. - The Moving Picture World, November 13, 1909


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