The King's Game (1916)

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Many film historians claim that actress Pearl White concentrated exclusively on serials before switching over to "straight" drama around 1920. In fact, even while White was thrilling her fans in such mid-teens cliffhangers as The Exploits of Elaine, she was showing up in such non-serial endeavors as Pathe's The King's Game. Though there's no "Continued Next Week" in this 5-reel endeavor, White undergoes quite a few Pauline-like perils in her role as the daughter of a fugitive Russian military officer. Escaping the Czarist police, the heroine and her dad become involved with a band of revolutionaries. With plucky White in charge, however, the authorities and the nihilists come to an understanding without resorting to useless violence (would that real life were so simple!)

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aristocracy, bad-luck, daughter, king, officer, Russia