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Like Knights of Old (1912)

A young girl, whose time is spent in reading historical novels, has an ancestor whose life-sized portrait hangs in her library. He is her ideal type of man and she has no use for modern ... See full summary »

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Edna Flugrath ...
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A young girl, whose time is spent in reading historical novels, has an ancestor whose life-sized portrait hangs in her library. He is her ideal type of man and she has no use for modern young men. Fred Norton, a young stock broker, is in love with her, but she holds his manner of living in scorn, telling him to emulate the heroes of the Sixteenth Century. She falls asleep and we see the life-sized portrait of her ancestor become animated and her ideal steps from the frame and approaches her in a most gallant manner. The scene now changes, disclosing her dream of the Sixteenth Century and the life led by women of that period. The commands of her lord and master are unreasonable in the extreme, and for disobeying him he strangles her almost to death. When the exciting scene reaches its highest pitch she suddenly awakens, to find it was but a dream. Although it was only a dream, it makes a profound impression on her, so much so that when Fred calls again he finds her views concerning the... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 October 1912 (USA)  »

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Released as a split reel along with the documentary Removing Sunken Vessels (1912). See more »

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