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The Dancer and the King: A Romantic Story of Spain (1908)

A dancer enchants a leacherous king but rebuffs his advances, resulting in his vengeful anger.



(as Rev. Madison C. Peters)


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In the public square of a Spanish City, vendors and peasants are walking about when a native dancer appears in their midst. A nobleman in black watches the dancer, and when she passes into her tambourine drops a large number of coins. The girl thanks the giver, who promises to take her before the king. The premise is kept, and shortly afterwards the girl appears before her ruler. The ladies of the court have failed to favorably impress the king, but the dancer is liberally paid and bidden to remain, while the others are dismissed. When alone with the girl the king makes desperate love to her. She spurns his attention and runs from the room. The king in anger calls four guards, who are sent in pursuit. She reaches her home and to her brother Pedro tells of her experience. The boy, for such he is, tries to protect his sister, but is beaten off by the guards, when Hero, a handsome adventurer in rags, enters and lends assistance, for which interference he is placed under arrest and ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama





Release Date:

19 December 1908 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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Released as a split reel along with Weary's Christmas Dinner (1908). See more »

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