The French Spy (1912)

General Derimond, with his wife and daughter, Mathilde, are captured by pirates. The pirate captain claims Mrs. Derimond as his property. She resists. She is forced to walk the plank, and ... See full summary »

Director:

Laurence Trimble

Writer:

Van Dyke Brooke (scenario)

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Cast

Cast overview:
Edith Storey ... Mathilde, a French Spy
James Young ... Colonel Birnelli
William Humphrey ... An Arabian Chieftain
William Shea ... A Whirling Dervish
Rose Tapley ... Mathilde's Mother
Harry T. Morey ... An Arab Leader
Earle Williams
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General Derimond, with his wife and daughter, Mathilde, are captured by pirates. The pirate captain claims Mrs. Derimond as his property. She resists. She is forced to walk the plank, and drowned. Mathilde is struck dumb by the sight. The General and Mathilde are sold as slaves to the Moors. Mathilde escapes and accomplishes her father's rescue. Colonel Birnell, a French officer, marries Mathilde. He starts to the front at the head of his regiment. Disguised as a French lancer, she accompanies him. Mohammed, the Arab Chief, is captured by the French. He attempts to shoot the Colonel and is prevented by Mathilde piercing the Arab's arm with her sabre. She volunteers to go as a French spy. She reaches the enemy's fortress, disguised as a harmless Arab boy, and allowed to remain with them. SOURCE: newpspaper advertisement (Nov.12,1912) In battle, the Arabs take Colonel Birnell prisoner. He is placed in the fortress. He suffers torture rather than betray the French army. Mathilde, as ... Written by Anonymous

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

17 June 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Den franske Spion See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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