The King Can Do No Wrong (1913)

In one of the smaller European kingdoms there dwells a man who is dominated by and imbued with the idea that the King can do no wrong. The man is a trusted and faithful commander in the ... See full summary »

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Lois Weber

Writer:

Lois Weber (scenario)
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Phillips Smalley ... Herrick the Faithful
Lois Weber ... Herrick's Daughter
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In one of the smaller European kingdoms there dwells a man who is dominated by and imbued with the idea that the King can do no wrong. The man is a trusted and faithful commander in the King's army, and he has a young wife and a baby girl. The monarch sees the wife and takes her away from his subject, and the man sees but the wrong in his helpmate and not in his king. He takes the baby girl and a trusted serving woman away into the fastness of the mountains and the girl grows to young womanhood entirely ignorant of the world and its ways. In time the king's son hears of the ravishing beauty of the maiden and does not rest content until he has her hiding place spied upon and seeks her in person. The girl sees a man for the first time and a handsome youth at that. She is an easy victim and returns, with him to the court, where she rails at her father for shutting her off from the joys and pleasures she is having. He, heartbroken, beats the serving woman and finally forces her to make a ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 June 1913 (USA) See more »

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Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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The settings are adequate, though not sumptuous
10 September 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A three-reel romantic drama, written by Lois Weber and with herself and Phillips Smalley in its leading roles. As a rule, the settings are adequate, though not sumptuous. The acting is very intelligent, and while some of the characterizations might have been improved upon, the story is one which holds the attention strongly. Herrick, the faithful soldier, sees both his wife and daughter fall a prey to the king and his son. Many observers will feel that he should have sacrificed his regard for king and country to maintain his personal honor. The story is consistent and retains its hold upon the observer till its tragic close. - The Moving Picture World, June 7, 1913


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