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The Ambition of the Baron (1915)

A young woman is used as a pawn to entice Count Jean de Lugnan into a game of ruritanian political intrigue.

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Count Jean de Lugnan
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Annetta von Tollen
Thomas Commerford
Lester Cuneo
Joseph Byron Totten ...
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Betty Brown ...
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Gerda Holmes
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Baron von Tollen, a master hand at politics and intrigue, wishes to control Leutala, a small continental country. He picks the Count Jean de Lugnan as the man he wishes to make the king. In order to get him interested, the Baron has his beautiful daughter, Annetta, flee past the Count one night in a cab. She looks out of the window and drops a note reading, "Follow me and save me." The Count is ever ready to risk his life to rescue beauty in distress, so follows in another cab to a country estate just outside of London. He scales the wall and finds the girl, climbs back over the wall and takes her to her home. The Baron pretends to be overjoyed at her return and invites the Count to dinner. The Count falls in love with the daughter and finally asks for her hand. The Baron consents on condition that the Count enter his plot to start a revolution in Leutala and to become king when the country is captured. The Count is willing. They all go to the country, where Captain Tanner, a former ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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29 January 1915 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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