Count Sergius ingratiates himself into the favor of Professor Bain, and induces the old gentleman to consent to sacrifice his daughter Isabel upon the altar of Mammon, and wear his titled ... See full summary »
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... Count Sergius - a Russian Diplomat
... Professor Bain
... Isabel, Professor Bain's Daughter
... Lieutenant Bruce
Edith Halleran ... The Maid
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Count Sergius ingratiates himself into the favor of Professor Bain, and induces the old gentleman to consent to sacrifice his daughter Isabel upon the altar of Mammon, and wear his titled yoke. She loves Lieutenant Brace, of the United States Navy, and refuses to give the Count his answer. Isabel reads in the papers that the Lieutenant has gone to Genoa. She is surprised and greatly piqued, because he did not come to bid her good-bye, and accepts his indifference as conclusive that he does not care for her. The fact is, that Bruce sent her a note asking permission to call and it was never delivered. In the anger of her disappointment, she consents to become the wife of the Count. Two years later, Isabel and the Count are living in luxury and unhappiness in St. Petersburg, Russia. A State Ball is given, which officers plenipotentiary attend, Count Sergius, with Isabel, arc there. Lieutenant Bruce, visiting St. Petersburg, is present. Later, Isabel sees Bruce and faints. Bruce rushes to... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Romance | Short

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5 October 1912 (USA)  »

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Bad Choices
21 August 2016 | by See all my reviews

Leah Baird chooses to marry Russian diplomat Harry T. Morey instead of dashing young military officer Earle Williams. After their wedding, Morey turns into a drunken brute who terrifies his frail wife. Will a duel settle anything in this Vitagraph short subject?

I have issues with the story logic of this short subject; the marriage takes place too quickly, apparently, for Miss Baird to glean anything of her bridegroom's beastly nature before the ceremony. I suggest that the title will be a bit confusing, since its meaning will not be revealed until the last minute or so of this movie. However, within those constraints, production and acting seem to be up to the usual Vitagraph standards. A copy of this film is available on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.


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