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A Prince of Israel (1912)

Absalon (original title)
Absalom, the son of David, is ambitious to be king and inflames the minds of the people of Israel against the rule of his father. He rides throughout Israel making honeyed speeches and ... See full summary »

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Georges Dorival
Paul Franck
Louis Ravet
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Absalom, the son of David, is ambitious to be king and inflames the minds of the people of Israel against the rule of his father. He rides throughout Israel making honeyed speeches and succeeds in recruiting an army to war upon the House of David. David's mighty army and the followers of Absalom meet in the wood of Ephraim and a fierce battles ensues. Men fall right and left in the bitter struggle, but the soldiers of the king soon demonstrate their superiority and the Israelites are utterly routed. Absalom is riding in retreat when his long hair catches in the bough on a tree. He is swung from his mount and hangs thus until he dies. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 August 1912 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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