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The Ambassador's Daughter (1913)

 -  Short | Drama  -  21 January 1913 (USA)
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The theft of an important document from the ambassador's residence leads his daughter to investigate the crime.

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Miriam Nesbitt ...
Helen, the Ambassador's daughter
George Lessey ...
Richard Farnsworth
Robert Brower ...
The Ambassador
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Charles Dumont
Bigelow Cooper ...
Thomas Crompton
Charles Ogle ...
Foreign Conspirator
Mary Fuller ...
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An attaché at the embassy is in love with the ambassador's daughter Helen, and hopes to marry her. Meanwhile, a clerk at the same embassy is involved in a conspiracy with two foreign agents. When the clerk steals an important document, suspicion falls on the attaché. It is up to Helen to clear him and to recover the document. Written by Snow Leopard

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A copy of this film survives at The Museum of Modern Art in New York. See more »

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Featured in Edison: The Invention of the Movies (2005) See more »

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Unsubtle But Entertaining Melodrama With Some Effective Performances
1 September 2005 | by (Ohio) – See all my reviews

What this short melodrama lacks in subtlety, it mostly makes up in entertainment plus a couple of good performances. The story-telling is straightforward but good, and the cast is solid, with Miriam Nesbitt and Marc McDermott particularly effective in their roles.

Nesbitt stars as "The Ambassador's Daughter", and her role gives her quite a bit of material to work with, as her character is by turns flirtatious, elegant, and adventurous, trying to clear her beloved and save her father from a diplomatic disaster. As the villain, McDermott (who appears in quite a variety of roles in the Edison features of the mid-1910s) plays his role with enough relish to be entertaining while not going overboard. The other cast members also generally make good use of their opportunities.

The story has quite a few implausible turns, but they seem deliberately designed to entertain. Most of the settings are interesting, and it seems to have been made with some skill, so that the broader moments usually come across as good-natured gestures to the audience, rather than forced developments or film-making flaws. Overall, it's a little above average for its era and genre.


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