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The Ace of Hearts ()


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A romantic rivalry among members of a secret society becomes even tenser when one of the men is assigned to carry out an assassination.

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Farallone
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Lilith
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Forrest
Hardee Kirkland ...
Morgridge
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The Menace
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Chemist (as Edwin N. Wallock)
Roy Laidlaw ...
Doorkeeper
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Young Man in Restaurant (uncredited)

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Wallace Worsley

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Gouverneur Morris ... (by)
 
Ruth Wightman ... (scenario)

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Samuel Goldwyn ... producer (uncredited)

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Vivek Maddala ... (2000)

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Don Short ... (photography by) (as Donovan Short)

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Cedric Gibbons

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A. Channing Edington ... assistant director (uncredited)

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Vivek Maddala ... orchestrator: 2000 score
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A secret society holds a meeting to determine what to do about a powerful and dangerous man whom they have been studying closely for the past three months. They all agree that he deserves to die. Two of the members, Farallone and Forrest, are both in love with Lilith, the group's only female member. But Lilith accepts neither of them, preferring to devote herself to the group's cause. When the group meets again and deals cards to all the members, Forrest draws the ace of hearts, meaning that he will be the one to carry out the assassination. Lilith then suddenly agrees to marry him, in order to give him courage. But after their first night together, both of them begin to feel differently about what they have planned. Written by Snow Leopard

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Also Known As
  • La carte fatale (France)
  • As de corazones (Spain)
  • Туз червей (Russia)
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  • 75 min
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Trivia The original ending to the film picked up after the bomb explodes at the meeting headquarters. Forrest and Lillith are living in a cabin in the woods, and believe that they are safe thanks to Farralone. Rushing back to the cabin to warn Lillith, he sees Morgridge, who tells him that they have nothing to fear - Farralone's sacrifice has taught him that love is the solution, not destruction. This ending was cut on the request of Samuel Goldwyn, who felt that it was too contrived and that the lovers reading about it in the newspaper was a much more satisfying ending. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Settling the Score (2005). See more »
Crazy Credits The title frame simply shows a picture of a playing card, the ace of hearts. See more »

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