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A Decree of Destiny (1911)

Kenneth Marsden, a young artist in failing health is advised to go south where the balmy air is conducive to a betterment of his condition. Acting upon this advice, he leaves his club ... See full summary »

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D.W. Griffith

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Cast

Credited cast:
Joseph Graybill ... Kenneth Marsden - the Artist
Mary Pickford ... Mary - lst Sister
Marion Sunshine ... Edith - 2nd Sister
Clara T. Bracy Clara T. Bracy ... The Aunt
George Nichols ... The Priest
Claire McDowell ... The Nun
Adolph Lestina Adolph Lestina ... The Doctor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Charles Arling
William J. Butler William J. Butler ... At the Club
Donald Crisp ... At the Club / At the Wedding
Edward Dillon ... At the Club
John T. Dillon John T. Dillon ... A Servant
Grace Henderson Grace Henderson ... At the Taking of the Veil
J. Jiquel Lanoe J. Jiquel Lanoe ... At the Wedding
Wilfred Lucas
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Kenneth Marsden, a young artist in failing health is advised to go south where the balmy air is conducive to a betterment of his condition. Acting upon this advice, he leaves his club friends after a little good-bye spread and is soon in New Orleans, where he expects to find accommodations with an old-time friend of his mother. The old lady receives the son of her dear friend with open arms, but her two convent-bred nieces, Mary and Edith, are horrified at the thought of a man in the house. However, it isn't long after his arrival that he has made a decided impression upon the young ladies, but no more than they have impressed him. Kenneth is at a loss to know which of the two he cares most for, as they are both so gentle and artless. Still, he feels that Mary likes him for he reads her more clearly than Edith. Still he is impartial in his attitude towards them. Some time later, while out for a stroll, he is caught in a rainstorm and drenched to the skin. The old lady is prompt in her... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 March 1911 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Biograph Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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