In adjoining kingdoms rule Sylvia, beloved of her people, and Ferdinand, who is forced to exact homage from his subjects. He spends his life in riotous living. One day the two meet, and ... See full summary »

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In adjoining kingdoms rule Sylvia, beloved of her people, and Ferdinand, who is forced to exact homage from his subjects. He spends his life in riotous living. One day the two meet, and straightway Ferdinand decides that he will marry the queen, sending his prime minister with the proposal. But she refuses it. He delivers the ultimatum that unless she consents to his proposal within a certain space of time, he will declare war. In America two cowboys, Jim and Johnny Little Bear, discover a rich mine and decide to spend some of the money traveling. The two start out. It happens that during their travels they stop near the kingdom of Sylvia, and Jim, wishing to see a real queen, makes bold to climb the wall. He sees a beautiful lady, who is none other than Sylvia herself, but he thinks her one of the court ladies. She finally confides the predicament of the queen, and he tells her that he will come to the assistance of the great lady. He wires to Bill, one of the cowboys, and tells him ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Infuses new life into an old situation
3 November 2014 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Raymond Wells, who wrote and directed this five-reel feature, must be given credit for a daring and novel conception, and one which in presentation infuses new life into an old situation, he tells of a cowboy-mining man who goes to Europe and falls in love with the queen of a small principality. He has nothing to go on but his nerve, a well-filled pocketbook and a broad grin, but in spite of his uncouth ways he "cops" the queen. To successfully carry out this coup, he brings over a band of cowboys to fight for the lady on her own soil. The battle scenes, pictured in the closing reel, are staged on a big scale and must be regarded as the strongest feature of the production. The idea itself is a little slow in impressing the observer, as it seems at first to be merely another "Yankee in King Arthur's Court," but presently the plot unfolds, and when the cowboy actually climbs the high wall and makes advances to the queen the interest increases. The good work of Jack Mulhall and Ruth Stonehouse in the leading roles does much to carry these situations through. The general atmosphere of the production is marred by a jumble of costumes of different nationalities and architecture of varying types. This would have affected a serious type of story to a considerable extent and does not help even an amusing yarn of this sort. – The Moving Picture World, January 13, 1917


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