The Fifth String (1913)

Short, Drama

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Angelo Diotti, a violinist, although encouraged by the eulogy of the musical profession, fails to impress Mildred Wallace, with whom he is in love, by his efforts on the violin. At a ... See full summary »

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18 November 2017 | deickemeyer
Childish in the light of day
A musician's love story in two reels. The author is John Phillip Sousa. It is not a great picture, nor is it one that is sure to take strongly with the general public. The young violinist is, in the story, applauded by all; but the one girl is left cold by his playing and he is in despair. The devil appears in a cloud of smoke and offers him an instrument with five strings, on one of which, if any player plays, he dies, but with which, on the four other strings, he can make powerful music. This is. of course, childish in the light of day and conventionally comes down from the Middle Ages. The picture has been well staged and is naturally acted. The photography is clear and good. On the whole, the offering is fair. - The Moving Picture World, September 27, 1913

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15 September 1913



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