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The story deals with the betrothal of a Russian noblewoman and a prince of the blood. The girl's father dies and the prince comes to claim the bride, only to find that the young woman, now ... See full summary
The story deals with the betrothal of a Russian noblewoman and a prince of the blood. The girl's father dies and the prince comes to claim the bride, only to find that the young woman, now her own mistress, has a mind and will of her own, also a sweetheart. The latter is a young Jew, a student at a military college. The discarded prince vows bitter revenge against his rival and sets about obtaining it by inciting the peasants to an anti-semitic uprising. In the meantime the Jew, realizing the obloquy which his marriage will entail on his noble sweetheart, determines to change the externals of his religion, this too will enable him to obtain his degrees at college which otherwise would be denied under the beneficent laws of Russia. The Feast of the Passover is being celebrated and his parents are expecting his presence at the feast when word comes to them that their son has been seen in a Christian procession. The heartbroken parents hurry to the church just as the ceremony of baptism ...

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    • Author: CopamHuk
    This three-reel story will appeal principally to houses with a strong Jewish clientele. It is presented by an entire cast of Jewish players and brings in the feast of the Passover and other religious rites of the kind. The hero goes through fire and water to win his sweetheart. He deserts his people and becomes a Christian, but later returns to save his own kindred from massacre. The interior settings are not very attractive, but the out-door scenes are satisfactory. The third reel contains a big surprise and some genuinely gripping scenes. A race story of good dramatic structure. - The Moving Picture World, June 21, 1913
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