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My Official Wife (1914)

Helene Marie, on the run from the Russian police in St. Petersburg, plots to kill the Czar.

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Arthur Bainbridge Lennox
Earle Williams ...
Sacha
L. Rogers Lytton ...
Baron Friederich (as L. Roger Lytton)
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Laura (as Rose E. Tapley)
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Marguerite
Arthur Cozine ...
Basile Weletsky
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Eugenie
Charles Wellesley ...
Constantine Weletsky
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Olga
Helen Connelly ...
Sophie
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The marriage of Marguerite Lenox to a wealthy Russian, and her subsequent widowhood, occasions a trip to Russia by her father, Arthur Bainbridge Lenox. He is a handsome man in the early forties. The noble Weletsky family, into whom his daughter has married, have never seen either Lenox or his wife, but desire Lenox's co-operation in the settlement of his daughter's estates. The summons comes while they are in Paris. A passport for two, man and wife, is secured, But Mrs. Lenox is of delicate health and decides to let her husband take the journey alone. The Nihilist, "Helen Marie," is also preparing a trip to Russia. Of unknown identity, her activities are yet notorious, and the police of Russia are warned. Knowledge of the passport is brought to her by a young Nihilist girl employed in Mrs. Lenox's services. Helene Marie has a just cause against the Russian aristocracy. When hardly more than a child, she saw her family butchered in cold blood. She carries through a ruse whereby Lenox ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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13 July 1914 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Many sources mistakenly claim that Russian Communist icon Leon Trotsky was in this film as an extra. In fact, Trotsky was not yet in the United States when this was filmed. There is an extra who resembles him. See more »

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