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My Official Wife (1914)

Helene Marie, on the run from the Russian police in St. Petersburg, plots to kill the Czar.

Director:

James Young

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Marguerite Bertsch (adaptation), Richard Henry Savage (play) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Clara Kimball Young ... Helene Marie
Harry T. Morey ... Arthur Bainbridge Lennox
Earle Williams ... Sacha
L. Rogers Lytton L. Rogers Lytton ... Baron Friederich (as L. Roger Lytton)
Rose Tapley ... Laura (as Rose E. Tapley)
Mary Anderson ... Marguerite
Arthur Cozine Arthur Cozine ... Basile Weletsky
Eulalie Jensen ... Eugenie
Charles Wellesley Charles Wellesley ... Constantine Weletsky
Louise Beaudet ... Olga
Helen Connelly ... Sophie
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The marriage of Marguerite Lenox to a wealthy Russian, and her subsequent widowhood, occasions a trip to Russia by her father, Arthur Bainbridge Lenox. He is a handsome man in the early forties. The noble Weletsky family, into whom his daughter has married, have never seen either Lenox or his wife, but desire Lenox's co-operation in the settlement of his daughter's estates. The summons comes while they are in Paris. A passport for two, man and wife, is secured, But Mrs. Lenox is of delicate health and decides to let her husband take the journey alone. The Nihilist, "Helen Marie," is also preparing a trip to Russia. Of unknown identity, her activities are yet notorious, and the police of Russia are warned. Knowledge of the passport is brought to her by a young Nihilist girl employed in Mrs. Lenox's services. Helene Marie has a just cause against the Russian aristocracy. When hardly more than a child, she saw her family butchered in cold blood. She carries through a ruse whereby Lenox ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

13 July 1914 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Benim Resmî Zevcem See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Many sources mistakenly claim that Russian Communist icon Leon Trotsky was in this film as an extra. In fact, Trotsky was not yet in the United States when this was filmed. There is an extra who resembles him. See more »

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