Cupid the Conqueror (1911) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • A young artist, in love with a society girl, finally induces her to consent to pose for him. In a picture which he believes will be his masterpiece, and his confidence is increased when he finds just the child he wants for Cupid, to be in the painting with his lady fair. The picture is a success, but the painter's courtship does not progress so favorably. He musters up courage enough to propose to the girl, and is utterly cast down when she refuses to give him a decided answer, although she does not actually reject him. He waits, hoping to hear from her, but without result. Looking at the nearly completed painting, he wishes that he could invoke the power of Cupid to aid him, and dozes off. Cupid does come to him in his dreams. But Cupid, like the artist, has a hard time of it. He finds that for once, his arrows are not potent, and not only is he scorned, but he is harshly treated. Altogether, it is a sad and mightily ruffled little Cupid who calls to tell of the failure of his mission. But when Cupid is really determined, you cannot avoid him. And in this case Cupid was on the job. Failing as a gentle Knight of Love, he adopted the coarse methods of the up-to-date highwayman, and at the point of a revolver, compelled the maiden to stand and deliver her heart. Then he returned in triumph. The artist woke to find it was all a dream, but sometimes dreams come true, and this one did, for the girl who surrendered to the "dream Cupid," gave her hand and fortune to the painter, who loved her.


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