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Heir of the Ages (1917)

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House Peters ...
Hugh Payne
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Larry Payne
Nina Byron ...
Abby Hope
John Burton ...
Mr. Hope
Henry A. Barrows ...
Kearney
Adele Farrington ...
The Duchess
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21 June 1917 (USA)  »

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It gives no new exposition of humanity
15 January 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

This five reel Pallas picture assumes that the eternal triangle worked itself out in the Flint Age very much as it does today. We don't know a great deal about the Flint Age, and can assume that it does; but to use the two ages in the same picture as counter-parts in the same story is too old to be in any special degree artistic. "The Heir of the Ages" with House Peters as the hero strong man, Nina Byron as the girl and Eugene Palette as the weak brother opens with scenes in the Flint Age and then with the same characters the story is played with a background of American western life. The triangle practically is the same both times. The big, strong brother loses for a time the love of his girl to the personality of the morally weak brother. In both stories there's a test that shows up the weak brother. In the Flint Age the strong one is sacrificed, in the modern story the weakling succumbs. It makes a fair picture. It has suspense and many pretty scenes. A vigorous fisticuff fight will please many. It gives no new exposition of humanity. It is by William Addison Lathrop. – The Moving Picture World, June 30, 1917


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