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Gilbert Parker (story)
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12 August 1913 (USA) See more »
A story of a hunchback with a beautiful young wife, of a lost will, a treacherous servant and a gallant young lover, who is the real heir to Pontiac Manor. Fiendish jealousy kills the hunchback after he has wounded his rival in a duel. | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)
Charles Sutton ... The Seigneur - the Hunchback

Laura Sawyer ... The Hunchback's Wife

Ben F. Wilson ... George Fournel - the Wife's Lover

James Gordon ... Tardif - the Treacherous Servant

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J. Searle Dawley 
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Gilbert Parker  story (as Sir Gilbert Parker)

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The trouble lies in the man's acting, 28 October 2017
Author: deickemeyer from Chicago

A picture taken from Sir Gilbert Parker's story, "The Lane That Has No Turning." There is much in the offering to commend it. Charles Sutton, as the hunchback seigneur, and more especially Laura Sawyer, as his wife, put color and imagination into their parts. Benjamin Wilson, as Fournel, and James Gordon, as Tardif, with the others who have small roles, do commendable work. The story is clear, except the cause of Fournel's burning of the will; the trouble lies in the man's acting in what immediately preceded it. The scenario, by the famous author, is weak and unconvincing. The producer is J. Searle Dawley. There is some excellent photography. A very fair offering. - The Moving Picture World, August 23, 1913

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