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The Cardinal's Conspiracy (1909)

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A royal woman rejects her arranged marriage. The cardinal hatches a plan: the suitor will shave and change clothes. He arranges with 4 clowns to stage an attack on the princess which he ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Kirkwood ... The Cardinal
Florence Lawrence ... Princess Angela
Frank Powell ... The Prince
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Linda Arvidson
Edwin August
Charles Avery ... A Member of the Court
Kate Bruce
John R. Cumpson ... Comic Cutthroat / A Member of the Court
Thomas H. Ince
Arthur V. Johnson ... Comic Cutthroat
Rose King Rose King ... A Member of the Court
Owen Moore ... A Member of the Court
Barry O'Moore ... The King (as Herbert Yost) (unconfirmed)
Anthony O'Sullivan Anthony O'Sullivan ... Comic Cutthroat
Lottie Pickford ... Princess Angela's Servant
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A royal woman rejects her arranged marriage. The cardinal hatches a plan: the suitor will shave and change clothes. He arranges with 4 clowns to stage an attack on the princess which he easily repels. It works; the princess falls for him, especially when the cardinal arranges his arrest. Written by Jon Reeves <jreeves@imdb.com>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 July 1909 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Richelieu or the Cardinal's Conspiracy See more »

Filming Locations:

Greenwich, Connecticut, USA

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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29 February 2008 | by Michael_ElliottSee all my reviews

Cardinal's Conspiracy, The (1909)

** (out of 4)

Another failed comedy from Griffith has a woman refusing an arranged marriage so a Cardinal comes up with a plan for the man to change his looks so that the woman will marry him. Short on laughs but Pickford has a small part.

Renunciation, The (1909)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

Two friends fall in love with the same woman (Mary Pickford) and try to kill one another. Part drama, part comedy but it remains decent throughout, although the performances could have been better. There's a nice twist ending that makes this better than some.


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