In Russia, the Fifteenth Century, the Czar commands a great bell be hung in the market place that all who have suffered wrongs might make them known by ringing it, thus calling the people ... See full summary »
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Bertha Krieghoff
Harry T. Morey
Robert Gaillard
Mary Maurice
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In Russia, the Fifteenth Century, the Czar commands a great bell be hung in the market place that all who have suffered wrongs might make them known by ringing it, thus calling the people together and demanding restitution from those who have been guilty of doing them injustice. The Czar himself to mete out the punishment to the offenders. The first person to ring the bell is an old woman, who has been swindled out of her savings by a villain. People gather at the sound of the bell, and the evil doer is made to give up her money. Sieur de Magnore, a man of wealth, starts out with his bride on their honeymoon. It is a typical winter's day in Russia. Proceeding on their way over the lonely snow-clad country, they are attacked by a pack of wolves. Sieur whips up his good horse, "Sultan," thereby escaping. As years go by, Sieur grows old and stingy, and neglects his good horse "Sultan." He turns him out. In his wanderings he nibbles at the end of the rope which rings the bell. People ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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11 August 1911 (USA)  »

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Acted simply as it is, it is very effective
4 April 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

The old Russian story of the Bell of Justice makes a delightful photoplay. The staging and costuming of the picture are in keeping and, acted simply as it is, it is very effective. After the king has dedicated the bell and is standing near with his lords, an old woman steps out from the people and pulls the rope. The child-like simplicity of this action seems just the touch that is needed to open the story and the same simplicity has been fairly well maintained through the whole film. The Vitagraph Company has a number of strongly contrasted characters and their presence in the picture adds much to its charm. It makes a very commendable film. - The Moving Picture World, September 2, 1911


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