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12 July 1909 (USA) See more »
A royal woman rejects her arranged marriage. The cardinal hatches a plan: the suitor will shave and change clothes... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Frank Powell ... A Visiting Nobleman

Florence Lawrence ... The Princess
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Linda Arvidson

Edwin August

Charles Avery ... A Member of the Court
Kate Bruce

John R. Cumpson ... A Musketeer / A Member of the Court

Thomas H. Ince

Arthur V. Johnson ... A Musketeer
Rose King ... A Member of the Court

James Kirkwood ... The Cardinal

Owen Moore ... A Member of the Court

Barry O'Moore ... The King (unconfirmed) (as Herbert Yost)
Anthony O'Sullivan ... A Musketeer

Lottie Pickford ... The Princess' Servant (unconfirmed)

Mary Pickford ... A Disguised Servant

Billy Quirk ... The Barber / A Member of the Court

Mack Sennett ... A Musketeer
Harry Solter

Directed by
D.W. Griffith 
Produced by
D.W. Griffith .... producer
Cinematography by
G.W. Bitzer 

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11 min
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2 by Griffith, 29 February 2008
Author: Michael_Elliott from Louisville, KY

Cardinal's Conspiracy, The (1909)

** (out of 4)

Another failed comedy from Griffith has a woman refusing an arranged marriage so a Cardinal comes up with a plan for the man to change his looks so that the woman will marry him. Short on laughs but Pickford has a small part.

Renunciation, The (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Two friends fall in love with the same woman (Mary Pickford) and try to kill one another. Part drama, part comedy but it remains decent throughout, although the performances could have been better. There's a nice twist ending that makes this better than some.

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