It only made sense that Alexandre Dumas's celebrated novel would be brought to the screen while the relatively new-fangled double-exposure technique was being refined. However, the producing studio Imp-Universal made the dubious decision to bring the story up to then-modern times. Twin brothers, Louis and Fabien de Franchi (both played by King Baggot) are so close that each of them can sense what the other is feeling. Not surprisingly they love the same woman, Emily de Esparrde (Jane Gail), but when she is insulted by Chateau Renard (Hal Clarendon, a great screen villain of the mid-1910s), Louis is the one who challenges him to a duel. Renard kills him, and Fabien feels the fatal wound in his own side. Fabien, however, lives to avenge his brother's death and win Emily. Another take on the Dumas novel was made in 1942 starring the debonair Douglas Fairbanks, Jr.).
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