The Anarchist (1913)

An anarchist has a sweetheart who is sought after by another man. The latter meets the girl in a park, where, under the watching eyes of the anarchist, he makes violent love to her. Though ... See full summary »

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Herbert Brenon
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King Baggot
Leah Baird
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An anarchist has a sweetheart who is sought after by another man. The latter meets the girl in a park, where, under the watching eyes of the anarchist, he makes violent love to her. Though she repulses him, the anarchist suspects her loyalty to him and casts her aside. The other man, in revenge, notifies the police of the whereabouts of the girl's lover and his companions. On the road home, after this happening, the unhappy lover, King, meets a little girl, buys her a toy horn and takes her to her doorway; she lives in an apartment directly above, where he has his studio. The police come and are about to break in the door. The anarchist, the girl and his companions decide to die rather than give up. Their leader is about to cast the bomb that would send them into eternity when he hears the horn blown by the little girl. He realizes that another life must be sacrificed if he throws the bomb. All surrender, and the anarchist takes the hand of the girl, assured of her loyalty. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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There is a child in the picture who will win all hearts
2 December 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

In this picture King Baggot and Leah Baird have the leads. The production was made in Paris under the direction of Herbert Brenon, and throughout the whole story bears the impress of its maker, Mr. Baggot's work is of marked strength. Leah Baird, in the role of the sweetheart of the anarchist, gives an interpretation that will appeal to all. The rival of the anarchist is deserving of praise for good work. So also are the gendarmes, especially the chief, who, by the way, are gendarmes and not actors. There is a child in the picture who will win all hearts. She played her part with the skill of a veteran. Heart interest is established right at the beginning of the picture and is maintained throughout; and there are many situations of strong suspense. The climax is one that will grip. The rival of the anarchist has notified the police of his whereabouts, and they are pounding at the door of the cellar where he makes bombs. His sweetheart has warned him. With a bomb in his hand he awaits the breaking in of the door. He hears the faint notes of a toy horn. It is blown by the little girl to whom he has just given the instrument. Flashes show the child sitting on the floor above playing with two kittens. The hand of the anarchist drops; the police enter and make him prisoner. The picture was shown without titles; none was needed. - The Moving Picture World, October 18, 1913


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1913 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Voice Upstairs See more »

Filming Locations:

Paris, France

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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