Dimitri and his sister, Amuska, stopped before the gate of the Brokoff estate. Even the sight of life, which knew not hunger and want, was a relief to these impoverished peasants. With no ... See full summary »

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Dimitri and his sister, Amuska, stopped before the gate of the Brokoff estate. Even the sight of life, which knew not hunger and want, was a relief to these impoverished peasants. With no thought of trespassing, they watched the gaiety of the land owner and his family. At that moment a cruel groom appeared and was about to strike the young woman, when Dimitri shielded her with his arms. The Princess Olga, Brokoff's daughter, happened to be riding by when she saw this heartless attack upon the two peasants and quickly came to their rescue, bidding the groom be gone. This gained for her the eternal gratitude of the young Dimitri. A few days later as Dimitri and his aged father were gathering wood, a stray bullet from the rifle of a nobleman engaged in a pigeon shoot, wounded the old man. Dimitri rushed to his father's side and the young man's outcry of dismay brought the nobleman, who merely gave their victim a glance of contempt and passed by in the manner of the Pharisee. When Dimitri... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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The poverty and misery of the Russian peasant is faithfully reproduced
31 July 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

There is an appeal in this strong play which will go straight to the heart of almost anyone who sees it. The poverty and misery of the Russian peasant is faithfully reproduced. Whether the cruelty of the nobleman and his friends as shown is real, or occurs only in rare instances must be left for those who know to say; but the picture is deeply affecting. A princess, the story shows, gained the gratitude of one of the despised peasants when she prevented an attack upon his sister. Then comes an uprising of the peasants, and the grateful one is able to recompense her for her kindness. And she, quicker to see actual conditions than her father, induces him to institute reforms which benefit these unfortunates. It has merits well worth consideration. - The Moving Picture World, January 27, 1912


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