When the Feudal Lord and his bride were visited by their cousin at a time when this Lord was presenting to his bride the family heirloom the Great Ruby of Irskaat, the cousin coveted it, ... See full summary »

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Regina, the Lord's Wife
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The Lord's Cousin
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Clara T. Bracy ...
A Servant
William J. Butler ...
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Verner Clarges ...
A Soldier
Edward Dillon ...
A Servant
Francis J. Grandon ...
A Soldier
Guy Hedlund ...
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Dell Henderson
Grace Henderson ...
A Lady of the Court
James Kirkwood
W. Chrystie Miller ...
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When the Feudal Lord and his bride were visited by their cousin at a time when this Lord was presenting to his bride the family heirloom the Great Ruby of Irskaat, the cousin coveted it, and was determined to secure it. The Lord receives a call to arms, and in this the cousin sees a way to achieve his design. The Lord, however, appreciating the danger of leaving this valuable jewel unguarded, buries it in a secluded part of the grounds. His soldiers now assembled, he departs, leaving his wife to the care of his trusted servants. No sooner had he left than the cousin returns with the subterfuge that he will stay at the palace guarding the wife until the Lord's return. This the wife appreciates, believing his tender well meant. Surreptitiously he rids the palace of the servants, placing his own in their stead. The poor woman is now in the absolute power of this despicable villain. By entreaties and threats he tries to make her divulge the whereabouts of the ruby, but he finds her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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25 July 1910 (USA)  »

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The real interest lies in the romance and mystery
1 August 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Medievalism and covetousness, a combination common enough in the times so graphically reproduced in this film, are really the central points in this excellent picture. While the story has to do principally with a marvelous jewel, the real interest lies in the romance and mystery suggested by laying the scene in medieval times. Whatever relates to that period in the world's history possesses a peculiar fascination for everyone and this film will be watched with more than the usual interest for this reason alone. Perhaps the tragedy which results in the death of the wife could have been avoided by allowing her husband to arrive on the scene just in time to save her. Yet, possibly, the climax, the embodiment of vengeance as represented by the husband when he finds the false cousin cowering at the altar, would have seemed out of place or entirely unnecessary. Sometimes these suggestions would not work out satisfactorily. But often it seems a pity that a brave person, man or woman, cannot be spared after they have done as well as possible to save property or guard life committed to their care. - The Moving Picture World, August 6, 1910


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