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Cast overview:
Karl Breitman
Hedda Gobert
John Fitzgerald
Ann Forrest ...
Laura Killigrew
Hardee Kirkland ...
Adm. Killegrew
Thomas Jefferson ...
Dr. Ferraud
Arthur Cathewe
J. Jiquel Lanoe ...
Pierre Picard (as Jiquel Lanoe)
Joseph J. Dowling ...
French emigré (as Joseph Dowling)


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26 September 1920 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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A Splendid Hazard (1920) --- Lost ?
1 July 2015 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Karl Breitman (Henry B. Walthall), obsessed with the notion that he is a descendant of Napoleon, is driven to restore the monarchy in France. To accomplish this, he courts Hedda Gobert (Rosemary Theby), who, he has learned, possesses Napoleon's papers. Upon winning Hedda, Breitman steals the documents, which lead him to America and the home of Admiral Killigrew (Hardee Kirkland) where, the papers allege, the emperor's hidden wealth resides. Breitman locates a treasure map in the Killigrew house, which sends him to Corsica. However, before he can reach the buried riches, he overhears some men mocking him and challenges them to a duel. Wounded, Breitman dies with Hedda, who has lovingly followed him, at his side, taking the secret of the treasure with him.

This 1920 drama was based on the novel The Splendid Hazard by Harold MacGrath. The film was produced by the Mayflower Photoplay Company, starring Henry B. Walthall. As of this writing, the film is listed as unknown, hopefully it survives for fans of silent cinema.

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