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Francesca di Rimini; or, The Two Brothers (1908)

Scene 1: The Letter. Francesca, surrounded by ladies-in-waiting at the palace. Her father enters, and together they read a letter from Lanciotto, asking for the hand of Francesca. Both are ... See full summary »

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William V. Ranous
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Hector Dion
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Scene 1: The Letter. Francesca, surrounded by ladies-in-waiting at the palace. Her father enters, and together they read a letter from Lanciotto, asking for the hand of Francesca. Both are overjoyed at the union of the two great houses in marriage, and the daughter retires to dress for Lanciotto's arrival. Scene 2: Love at first sight. Francesca on throne. A page enters, announces arrival of the guest. Paola (Lanciotto's brother) enters, hands her the parchment from his brother. Their eyes meet; it is love at first sight. With an effort Paola withdraws. Francesca unrolls the parchment to find that Lanciotto has been called to war, and has sent his brother to act as proxy until his return. Francesca is horrified as she realizes that her heart has been given to the brother, while Paola is dismayed at being false to his brother's trust. After perusing the letter, Francesca gives her consent to marry the brother, and as the messenger leaves, falls back unconscious. Scene 3: The Bridegroom... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 February 1908 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with Galvanic Fluid; or, More Fun with Liquid Electricity (1908). See more »

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