A feud existed between two Italian houses and it meant disaster to any one of the belligerents to intrude into the opposing house. The Lord of the house gives a feast in honor of the ... See full summary »

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George Nichols ...
The Father
Wilfred Lucas ...
The Lover
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Linda Arvidson
Kate Bruce ...
At the Ball
William J. Butler ...
A Guard
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Courtier
Francis J. Grandon ...
The Nobleman
Guy Hedlund ...
A Guard
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
At the Ball
Adolph Lestina ...
Courtier
Jeanie Macpherson ...
At the Ball
Alfred Paget ...
A Guard
W.C. Robinson ...
A Servant
Kate Toncray ...
Lady-in-Waiting
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A feud existed between two Italian houses and it meant disaster to any one of the belligerents to intrude into the opposing house. The Lord of the house gives a feast in honor of the arrival of a wealthy foreign noble, whom he expects to make his son-in-law. The daughter, however, has given her heart to the son of her father's enemy. That he may be present at the festival, she surreptitiously takes her father's signet ring, throwing it to him from the window, which, of course, admits him. The father, anticipating the intrusion of his enemies, orders death to any member who enters the hall. After the festivities the unwelcome betrothal takes place and the forbidden lover braves death to see his loved one. While they are in clandestine meeting a guard is seen to enter the corridor so the girl hides her sweetheart in a secret closet, turning the key and taking it with her. Not finding the intruder, the guard imagines he was mistaken. The favored suitor, however, is suspicious and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama | Romance

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6 February 1911 (USA)  »

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The story has no more than a modicum of interest
17 November 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A dramatic story, or, at least, some parts of it are dramatic, of an old Italian love story between families who cultivated a feud. Of course, it is apparent to whoever has followed the intricacies of an Italian drama of about six or seven centuries age that a feud is necessary to the daily life of those people. When a love affair developed between two families who had been jealously nursing a feud for a number of years, it meant death for somebody. In this instance the unfortunate lover was put in an air-tight closet by his sweetheart, and before she could release him he smothered. A very uncomfortable death to die, and a very tearful situation when the closet was opened and his dead body fell out. Staging and costuming are elaborate, but the story has no more than a modicum of interest. It seems too improbable. - The Moving Picture World, February 18, 1911


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