Beggar Maid, The; In The Hands Of The Enemy

1. The beggar maid (1921-USA). With mary astor, reginald denny. Suggested by the painting “King Copheiua and the Beggar Maid” by sir edward burne-jones, which itself was inspired by an alfred tennyson poem. This bewitching short is the story of the youthful, idealistic Earl of Winston: an aristocrat who is hopelessly in love with the title character. She’s ‘ the orphaned daughter of one of the earl’s gardeners, who dutifully tends to her sick brother. Because of their different backgrounds, the earl is unsure that a marriage will result in happiness’. Will true love prevail? The film is of further interest for the presence of a young, ravishingly beautiful Mary Astor, cast as the maid. She is all of fifteen years old, and it’s one of her first appearances on celluloid.
2. in the hands of the enemy (1920’s-USA). With rex archer, grace durkin. The year is 1776, and the Continental Army is being driven back by the British forces under General Howe. This stirring historical mini-drama, dedicated to “virile, dean, courageous YouthÓÑ American Youth-is the story of the Liberty Boys, a company of young patriots fighting for freeÂdom. Collectively and individually, they come to the assistance of General George Washington and his forces-and also rescue a damsel in distress. “Silent” films with original organ score, correct projection speed. 63 minutes total. ÒSilentÓ Melodrama