The story deals with the love of a Spanish cavalier for a wealthy senorita of noble birth. Across the pathway of these two moves the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition with all the cruelty ... See full summary »

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The Spanish Cavalier
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The Cavalier's Sweetheart
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The Maid
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The Nobleman Rival
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The Fortune Teller
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The story deals with the love of a Spanish cavalier for a wealthy senorita of noble birth. Across the pathway of these two moves the shadow of the Spanish Inquisition with all the cruelty and ignorant conception of misguided Christianity. This noble Castilian senorita is also wooed by one of the members of the Inquisition whose suit is favored by her father. But the fair maid refuses this dazzling offer of marriage and spurns the all-powerful master of the Inquisition. Revenge soon takes the place of love within his breast and his hired spies are set to work to watch the lady. Soon this fair daughter of Spain finds her maid arrested and through torture forced to accuse her mistress of the crime of heresy, which is brought about while her brave cavalier is away to the war. The daughter is arrested at the home of the good priest and brought for trial before the Inquisition. She is condemned. The good priest brings the news of her plight to the cavalier and together they manage her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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9 April 1912 (USA)  »

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The action pleases as that of a fairy tale might
29 October 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

A melodramatic picture suggested by the well-known ballad. The cavalier goes away to the Spanish wars and the girl is true. She will not give her love, even to a powerful lord, and gets into dire trouble; is held by the Inquisition as a witch. Her lover is warned by the monk who married them and returns to rescue his love. The backgrounds are fairly suggestive of Spain in the Middle Ages, and the costumes also pass as appropriate. The action pleases as that of a fairy tale might. It lacks finesse in its composition; but is pretty well acted. The audience followed it closely. The camera work is well done. - The Moving Picture World, April 27, 1912


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