Trilby ('15)

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 REPUBLIC PICTURES
     presents
CLARA KIMBALL YOUNG
        in
     "TRILBY"

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 From the book
       by
George de Maurier

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  Directed by
MAURICE TOURNEUR

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Passed by the
NATIONAL BOARD
  OF REVIEW.

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   SVENGALI
Out of the Mysterious
      East

 MR. WILTON LACKAYE

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Trilby O'Ferral ---
 an artist's 
  model.

 CLARA 
KIMBALL 
 YOUNG

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          PARIS
"It is love that moves Paris
 ---- the love of adventure,
 the love of intrigue, the
 love of Bohemia, if you
 will --- but it is love all
         the same."

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 THE LATIN QUARTER
"How many hearts
 have been broken
 or made glad! How
 many brave spirits
 have suffered and
 worked on, and at
 last won fame ---"!

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 LITTLE BILLIE
A newcomer to the
 Latin Quarter.

MR. CHESTER BARNETT

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The Laird, Taffy,
the athletic, and
Billie, three English
artists, known in
the Latin Quarter
of Paris as "The
Three Musketeers
 of the Brush".

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Svengali -----
 the wandering 
musician, whose
mysterious power
dominates Gecko,
  his pupil.

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Trilby feels
the lure of
Svengali's
strange music.

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"Ah! Be a nice
 sculptor and let me
 visit your English
    neighbors."

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"Oh!--Ben Bolt! Shall
 I sing it for you?"

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"My father used to
 sing it when he
 felt jolly, after hot
 rum and water. It
 made people cry."

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"And so do you
  my Trilby."

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And as the days went
 by, their friendship
grew; so it has been
   for centuries.

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"Oh, it's nothing --
 just neuralgia. I
 am subject to it."

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Svengali, always
  borrowing
money, and never
paying back, finds
the patience of
  his friends
 inexhaustible.

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"Perhaps I can cure
 you. I am master
 of more things than
       music."

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"This is an outrage!
 Svengali has hypnotized
 her with his devil's
 tricks. He can make
 his victims lie, steal,
 or even murder."

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"If I catch you
 doing this again, I
 will accomodate you
 with a much needed
 bath in the river."

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Svengali, absolutely
without voice, save
the harsh, weak raven's
croak, conceives the
fiendish scheme of
expressing his
music through
Trilby.

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"Gecko, we are going
 to make millions with
 that girl. Already,
 she is subject to 
      my will."

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"Trilby is tone deaf.
 She can no more
 sing than that fiddle
 can play itself, but
 under my power, she
 will be the greatest
 contralto the world 
  has ever known."

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"Hers will be the voice,
 mine the feeling, and
 the knowledge-- The
 world will prostrate
 itself in admiration at
 her feet -- and we
 shall reap the harvest."

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Billy, for the first
 time, sees Trilby 
posing for a class.

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All beauty is sexless
in the eyes of the
artist, but not in the 
eyes of the lover,
and the purity of
Billie's heart pleads
with him to leave
before it is too late.

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"Svengali, you are
 destined to be 
     hanged."

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"That's more than
 can be said of
  your pictures."

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"I tried to give you
 up, Trilby, but my
 heart would not."

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CHRISTMAS NIGHT
 The betrothal
     party.

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Svengali, the vulture,
 realizes that the
 time is at hand.

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"-- and have your
 cab there at twelve."

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"Friends, an idea! I'll
 sing you my favorite
    -- Ben Bolt!"

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"We leave Paris with
 her at midnight. I
 will make her the
 greatest of singers.
 Her voice will sway
 kings and emperors."

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"Lo! Now has come our
       joyful'st fest.
 Let every man be jolly.
 Each room with ivy leaves
       is drest,
 And every post with holly."

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"I thought I heard
 Svengali, that bird
 of evil omen. It
 must have been my 
      fancy."

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And then the evil Svengali
became triumphant. Trilby's
soul belonged to him.
His thoughts were her
thoughts, his wishes her
wishes, and thus, as in
a dream, they
journeyed into
unknown lands.

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Broken in health, and
despondent over Trilby's
disappearance, Billie
has returned home to
        rest.

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And Svengali's
 ambition was
   realized.

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Svengali, weakened by the
constant strain of keeping
Trilby under the spell, becomes
subject to heart attacks,
during which 
Trilby's former
self comes to
the surface.

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"Let's go to Billie.
 It's so long since
 we have seen him."

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Time passes.

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"A freak performance,
 probably, for who else
 would marry Svengali?"

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Everywhere, Svengali's
evil power dominates 
and enslaves Trilby
to his genius.

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"Trilby!"

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"I'll sing, but not
 with all that noise --"

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"Oh, don't you remember
 sweet Alice, Ben Bolt --"

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A promise of good
 old times again.


The End


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