1789 from the Aristocratic Viewpoint

The Days of Terror
R: Charles Kent. D: Charles Kent, Julia Swayne Gordon, Leo Delaney, Leah Baird, Maurice Costello, Helene Costello, Mary Navarro. P: Vitagraph Company of America. USA 1912
Print: EYE (Desmet collection)
Dutch titles

“During the French Revolution, the Duke and Duchess of Bérac are captured by a mob. The Duchess agrees to marry one of their leaders in order to save her husband’s life. But her husband finds out about this, and forbids the Duchess to do so. The girlfriend of this leader takes revenge when she learns the truth, and stabs him. The two Béracs then proceed to the guillotine with their heads held high.”

“A romantic picture of the French Revolution from the aristocratic viewpoint; it chooses a duke and duchess for its hero and heroine, while its villain is a minion of Robespierre. There are scenes of palace life and of life in the underworld of the Parisian slums. Mr. Chas. Kent is the duke; Julia Swayne Gordon is the duccesse; Mr. Delany plays the villain’s part; Miss Leah Baird plays the lead in the counterplot; is his low sweetheart who stabs him because of his intrigue to get the beautiful duchess. In one scene, the mob, attacking the duke’s palace, gave a decided thrill. It is a good picture; not because of its plot, but because of its characters and good acting. It has good photography.”
The Moving Picture World, June 29, 1912

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