Alfred Machin-2

Dramatique Passion d’Algabert et d’Elisabeth de Rodembourg
R: Alfred Machin. B: Alfred Machin. Ba: Raoul Morand. D: Léon Mathot. P: Pathé Frères / Hollandsche Film. Fr/Ne 1912
Print: EYE Collection, Amsterdam

“Prince Algabert, upholding the traditions of his forefathers, wages a ceaseless feud against the house of Rodembourg, whose reigning lord has one daughter, Elisabeth. One day, the Princess Elisabeth is captured by Algabert’s vassals and, forgetful of feuds and quarrels, the Prince falls under the spell of her beauty. Prince Algabert, having released the Princess, goes to her father and begs for her hand, which is, however, haughtily refused. So the breach between the two houses widens. Elisabeth decides to take the veil. On the day of her renunciation Algabert makes an ineffectual attempt to see her. Then, in despair, he provokes the Rodembourgs. He meets them single-handed in the convent cloister and receives his death stroke. Elisabeth till the day of her death mourns her lover and daily tends his grave.”
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De medeminaars (Les frères ennemis)
R: Alfred Machin. K: Jacques Bizeuil. D: Mary Marquet. P: Hollandsche Film / Kinematograaf Pathé Frères. Fr/Ne 1913
Print: EYE Collection, Amsterdam

“Jan and Peter, sons of the old sailor Spilser, are not only good brothers but also good friends until, at the village fair, they meet and both fall in love with pretty Kaatje. Jan, however, is Kaatje’s favoured suitor. The next time the brothers go to sea with the fishing fleet, Peter, filled with jealousy, pushes his brother overboard and, when he returns to the harbour, tells his parents that Jan drowned accidentally.(…)”
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