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The Water Sprite, a Legend of the Rhine (1908)

Count Rudolph, a bankrupt German baron, is seated at a table in one of the rooms of his castle. There is but little furniture, and that is of the shabbiest. His dress, originally of good ... See full summary »

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Count Rudolph, a bankrupt German baron, is seated at a table in one of the rooms of his castle. There is but little furniture, and that is of the shabbiest. His dress, originally of good material, is disordered and shabby. He looks utterly miserable, and, as if to drown his sorrow, from time to time takes heavy draughts of wine from a vessel before him. Hans, an old servant, enters, looking frightened and wearied, speaks to his master and is angrily ordered away. As the servant turns to go, several tradesmen enter and demand payment of their accounts. As the visitors become more excited and refuse to be pacified, Rudolph, in desperation, flourishes his sword and chases them away, then sinks in a chair, burying his face in his arms. We find him at night emerging from the woods, staggering as if drunk or in utter despair, and with a gesture of misery he throws himself on a rock beside the river Rhine. He points to the water as if intimating that he would drown himself. At that moment ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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8 August 1908 (USA)  »

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