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A Wolf Among Lambs (1913)

Don Fernando, smitten with Giulia, a Spanish dancer, persuades the young and innocent girl to run away with him. Valeska, the sister, finds a note on the table the following morning, ... See full summary »
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(as Alan Holubar)
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Valeska
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Don Fernando
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Giulia
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Sister Valencia
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Don Fernando, smitten with Giulia, a Spanish dancer, persuades the young and innocent girl to run away with him. Valeska, the sister, finds a note on the table the following morning, telling her that Giulia has gone, never to return. Months later, however, Giulia returns to her home, having been deserted by her unfaithful lover. Giulia enters the convent. The sister meets Don Fernando some time later. He tries to influence the girl to marry him. Don Fernando's life is saved by Sister Valencia, who interferes just as Valeska is about to stab the villain. Valeska is later thrown into a dungeon by Fernando, who declares he will '"have her." The pretty Spanish girl does not stay in her prison long. Sister Valencia, discovering Valeska's whereabouts, gets her out of her prison in a clever way. Valeska then enters the convent, where her sister is overjoyed at the happy meeting, and ending. Don Fernando repents for his wrongdoing and prays on his knees at the door of the holy convent for ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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4 April 1913 (USA)  »

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Women Must Weep
24 June 2016 | by See all my reviews

Bryant Washburn is a Spanish Grandee. He seduces and abandons Ruth Stonehouse. After she enters a convent, Washburn goes after her sister, but is thwarted by Mother Superior Helen Dunbar in this Essannay short from 1913. A very dark copy of this movie can be seen on the Eye Institute site on Youtube.

My dislike of this short is partially based on my general dislike of this sort of soap opera plot, but when that is factored out, the only thing I can find to admire in it are the set decoration and costuming. The acting is very broad, possibly because we are dealing with hot-blooded Spaniards in the sort of story in which young women in skirts always dance the flamenco. In addition, I mistrust a movie in which the story is advanced through the titles. This indicates that the film makers thought the action was not good enough to carry the story. It seems to me that assessment is correct.


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