The Galley Slave (1915)

Francesca Brabaut, who married an artist against her father's advice, regrets her decision when her husband Antoine, in debt, sends her to his misanthropic uncle to plead for money. After ... See full summary »

Director:

J. Gordon Edwards

Writers:

Clara Beranger (scenario) (as Clara S. Beranger), Bartley Campbell (play) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Theda Bara ... Francesca Brabaut
Stuart Holmes ... Antoine Brabaut
Claire Whitney ... Cecil Blaine
Lillian Lawrence Lillian Lawrence ... Mrs. Blaine
Jane Lee ... Dolores
Ben Hendricks Sr. ... Mr. Blaine
Hardee Kirkland Hardee Kirkland ... Baron La Bois
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Henry Leone
A.H. Van Buren
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Francesca Brabaut, who married an artist against her father's advice, regrets her decision when her husband Antoine, in debt, sends her to his misanthropic uncle to plead for money. After Francesca refuses the uncle's offer to change his will if she will have sex with him, the uncle, declaring that he has misjudged women, decides to leave money to provide for Francesca and her child but dies of heart failure first. Antoine inherits a castle and title and deserts Francesca. Later, while posing in Florence for an American artist, Francesca meets the artist's sweetheart, American heiress Cecily Blaine, whose mother wants her to marry someone with a title. When Francesca learns that Antoine plans to marry Cecily, she threatens to expose him, but he convinces Cecily that Francesca and the artist are married. Cecily then consents to marry Antoine. After Francesca and the artist are sent to the galleys unjustly for theft, Antoine is exposed. When he tries to kidnap their child, Francesca ... Written by Pamela Short

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Destiny's Dark Angel

Genres:

Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

None

Release Date:

28 November 1915 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

New Jersey, USA

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Production Co:

Fox Film Corporation See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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