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Kean; or, The Prince and the Actor (1910)

Kean (original title)
The scenes are laid in London, in the year 1830. Kean, who is admired by all classes, both high and low, receives an invitation to a reception at the house of Count K. The reception is a ... See full summary »

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Count Kofeld
Axel Boesen
Svend Cathala
Victor Fabian
Thilda Fønss ...
Anna Damby
Edward Jacobsen
Rigmor Jerichau
Otto Lagoni
Schiøler Linck ...
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Gustav Lund
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Agnes Nyrop-Christensen ...
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Lauritz Olsen
Charlotte Sannom
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The scenes are laid in London, in the year 1830. Kean, who is admired by all classes, both high and low, receives an invitation to a reception at the house of Count K. The reception is a gorgeous affair, and the scenes thrown on the screen are full of life and animation, and afford splendid scope for the fine photographic quality which is a distinguishing feature of this film. Among the guests is a prince of the period, a great admirer of Kean's genius, although a reckless and amorous courtier. Anna Damby, a popular actress, is also present, and the Countess of K. The former is secretly and deeply enamored of Kean, and the Countess also is fascinated by his charming personality. Anna is quick to observe that Kean has eyes only for the Countess. Following, we are shown Kean, the man of the masses. We find him in a low class inn, in the purlieus of the borough, amidst roystering companions. It is a christening party, and Kean is seen kissing the baby, to the great delight of his boon ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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26 November 1910 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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No manager will make a mistake if he includes this in his program
4 October 2015 | by See all my reviews

A sumptuous production of a sensational episode in the life of Kean, the famous actor, who once thrilled the audiences of Drury Lane with his genius, The representation of the inside of this famous theater has a historic value which should not be overlooked in considering the value of this film. The love story in which Kean and the prince share is plainly told, and there is a dramatic scene when Kean denounces the prince from the stage. Happily, however, the differences are patched up and the actor is brought to see that another woman is the better for him. The acting is to be commended. The climaxes arc worked up with unusual appreciation of the dramatic requirements, and the attention is held closely by the sympathetic interpretation of all the moods represented. No manager will make a mistake if he includes this in his program. - The Moving Picture World, December 10, 1910


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