The Dancer's Ruse (1915)

Lydia, a famous dancer, pleases the military governor of the province. He seeks to win her. Dimitroff, her sweetheart, brings word that the governor has ordered the execution of her brother... See full summary »

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Cast

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Claire McDowell ... Lydia - the Dancer
Frank Evans Frank Evans ... The Governor
Charles West Charles West ... Lydia's Brother (as Charles H. West)
Henry A. Barrows Henry A. Barrows ... Dimitroff
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Lydia, a famous dancer, pleases the military governor of the province. He seeks to win her. Dimitroff, her sweetheart, brings word that the governor has ordered the execution of her brother who is a nihilist. She sends Dimitroff to his excellency with a note asking the governor's favor for the bearer. Dimitroff is taken into the governor's service as butler. On the eve of her brother's execution, Lydia sends a note to the governor stating that she will visit him. He prepares for her coming, arranging that their privacy shall be uninterrupted by anyone save Dimitroff. who will serve them. Lydia submits for a time to the governor's embraces, and secures his autograph. Dimitroff puts a sleeping potion in the governor's liquor and when he loses consciousness the dancer plays her trump card. The butler is a man of the same build as his master; a clever counterfeit of his hair and beard has been prepared. Now Dimitroff makes up as the governor, and Lydia writes her brother's pardon above ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Drama | Short

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 January 1915 (USA) See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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