Robert, King of Sicily, a proud and haughty monarch, scoffs at the church and proudly declares there is no power that can remove him from the throne. One evening, while at vespers in the ... See full summary »
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Robert - King of Sicily
William Bailey ...
Angel King
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Pope Urbane of Rome
Charles Hitchcock ...
Valmond - Emperor of Allemaine
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Robert, King of Sicily, a proud and haughty monarch, scoffs at the church and proudly declares there is no power that can remove him from the throne. One evening, while at vespers in the church, Robert falls asleep. Afraid to awaken him the attendants steal away at the end of the service, Robert sleeps soundly far into the night, and awakens to find only a few candles flickering on the massive altar. Gazing with astonishment around him, Robert suddenly discovers that he is clothed in the rags of a beggar. Rage gaining possession of him, he escapes from the church and rushes to the palace throne room. Here he finds an angelic king seated upon the throne, wearing his robes, his crown and signet ring. Wild with fury Robert denounces the angel as an impostor, and is thrown into a dismal dungeon. Later he is visited by the angel, who again asks if he is still the king. Proudly Robert answers in the affirmative, and is further punished by being transformed into the court jester. The angel ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 August 1913 (USA)  »

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