When Love Is King (1916)

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The Balkans apparently had a mystical kingdom on every hilltop, because this picture introduces two more. The king of Norland must always marry the princess of Avalon. But when King Felix (Richard Tucker) finds out that Princess Louise (Vivian Perry) is in love with his cousin Stephan (Carlton King), he decides to run away to America. Stephan wants the crown and sends a band of assassins after Felix. Felix and his friend, the Baron Tarnow (Harold Meltzer), happen onto the estate of multi-millionaire J.P. Morton (Bigelow Cooper) during a reception. Felix falls in love with Morton's daughter Marcia (Carroll McComas), but his comfortable position at the estate is threatened when a telegram arrives claiming that he is a dangerous impostor. Finally, the Mortons discover his true identity. Felix decides that he might as well go home and marry the princess he doesn't love, but Morton has other ideas. He buys the whole country of Avalon and makes his daughter their princess. That way the couple can be together.