The Man of Destiny (1914)

When Monsieur Laporte died, he provided in his will that an annual dinner should be given to six of his dearest friends for so long a period as any of them should remain alive. Among these ... See full summary »

Director:

Walter Edwin

Writer:

Preston Kendall (scenario)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton ... Napoleon Bonaparte
Marc McDermott ... Count de Passy
Mary Fuller ... Cecilie de Cloche Forêt
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Harry Beaumont
Mrs. William Bechtel Mrs. William Bechtel
William Bechtel
Harry B. Eytinge Harry B. Eytinge ... (as Harry Eytinge)
Edward O'Connor
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When Monsieur Laporte died, he provided in his will that an annual dinner should be given to six of his dearest friends for so long a period as any of them should remain alive. Among these friends was a certain obscure lieutenant of artillery named Napoleon Bonaparte. In his dingy regimentals, Bonaparte made a striking contrast with the other recipients of Monsieur Laporte's bounty. The other five were aristocrats, powered, frivolous elegants of the day, careless and blind to the storm gradually rising in their land. From the heights of their disdainful superiority, they looked askance at the shabby Corsican lieutenant with whom they were forced to dine once a year. Matters grew worse when the shabby lieutenant dared to raise his eyes to the lovely Cecilie de Cloche Forêt. They grew still worse when M. Bonaparte, in a duel with Cecilie's lover, the Count de Passy, negligently disarmed that young man and made him a present of his life as though it had been an old hat. But before the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1914 (USA) See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Edison Company See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A graceful production
9 May 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An unusually interesting picture of Napoleon by Preston Kendall. It makes quite a distinct impression and is the kind of offering that will be remembered. Charles Sutton plays the man of destiny, and at times seems quite like Napoleon. Marc MacDermott plays an aristocrat who becomes poor. Mary Fuller has a short role. It was put on by Walter Edwin and is in many ways a graceful production. Certainly it is a good offering. - The Moving Picture World, February 21, 1914


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