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The Ambassador's Daughter (1913)

The theft of an important document from the ambassador's residence leads his daughter to investigate the crime.

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Helen, the Ambassador's daughter
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Richard Farnsworth
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The Ambassador
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Charles Dumont
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Thomas Crompton
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Richard Farnsworth, an attaché at the U.S. Embassy in London, is in love with Helen, the ambassador's daughter, and we see her at the embassy ball refuse his proposal of marriage. The next day, while the ambassador is at work in his office, a letter containing an important document is received. This he slips under the blotting pad on his desk and goes out with Helen. A clerk in the embassy. Charles Dumont, who is really a spy in the hire of a foreign power, has seen the ambassador hide the document, and during the latter's absence avails himself of the opportunity to steal it, but hearing somebody coming, he slips it into a vase and returns to his office unseen. Meantime, Farnsworth, entering the ambassador's office, finds on the floor a glove which Helen has dropped. He acts rather foolish over it, kisses it and is just putting it in his pocket, close to his heart, when the ambassador returns with Helen. The ambassador goes to his desk and discovers that the document is gone. He ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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21 January 1913 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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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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A tense, well made melodrama
25 June 2017 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Pictures come and go so fast that it is rather rash to say of any of them that it shows more effective handling than any other of its kind; such a statement would pass merely as a form of compliment. This picture is by Bannister Merwin and is a tense, well made melodrama, as speedy in its ending almost as the waterfall that hangs from the face of the crag. Mark MacDermott plays the villainous clerk of the embassy and it seems strange to us that the ambassador (Robert Brower), didn't see through him in the first act. We wouldn't trust a man who acted or looked like that. Miriam Nesbitt plays the ambassador's daughter and George Lessy is the earnest hero while Charles Ogle and Mary Fuller play the not very important conspirators with whom Mark is in league. A very good offering. - The Moving Picture World, February 1, 1913


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