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Marshall Stedman ...
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George McDermott ...
Diego - Son of Columbus
George L. Cox ...
Dr. Fernandez
Joseph Sullivan ...
Fra Antonio
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Rex De Rosselli ...
Yanez - Captain of the Niña
William Stowell ...
Francisco De Boabadilla
Walter McCollough ...
Saracen - Arab Sheik
James O'Burrell ...
Sailor
Robert Irving ...
Cardinal
Frederick Eckhart ...
Colona - King's Secretary (as Fred Eckhart)
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As is known, Columbus visited nearly every Court in Europe for assistance to carry out his great project. The Selig films introduce him to us in Portugal, where he sought the favor of John II. We see him visit a quaint votive shrine in Portugal accompanied by his son Diego, who is seen leading the lone donkey, which carried their scanty effects. They are on the way to Spain, where the mariner hopes to gain an audience with the good Queen Isabella. We next see the little party at an old mission in Spain, where Columbus stops and explains his plans and theories to the pious fathers. Most of the latter, we can see, are astounded at his views on geography and shake their heads gravely as they ponder. However, he interests Fra Antonio, one of the Queen's confessors, who succeeds in getting him an audience with her Majesty. The meeting takes place in the royal tent on the field of Granada, where at the time, a conflict rages between the royal troops and the Moors. Just as Columbus has won ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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6 May 1912 (USA)  »

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