The Story of Cupid (1914)

Psyche, of the ranch, is so attractive, that all the impressionables worship her, Venus is jealous and induces her son, Cupid, to anoint the coquettish Psyche with patchouli, but in this ... See full summary »

Director:

Norval MacGregor

Writer:

Gilson Willets (story)
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Cast

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Frank Newburg ... Cupid
Adele Lane ... Psyche
William Scott ... (as Billy Scott)
Edith Johnson
Mrs. Ellis Mrs. Ellis
Harry Lonsdale
Lillian Leighton
Walter Hatfield Walter Hatfield
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Psyche, of the ranch, is so attractive, that all the impressionables worship her, Venus is jealous and induces her son, Cupid, to anoint the coquettish Psyche with patchouli, but in this process he awakens her, and she immediately falls in love with him, and Cupid determines to win her despite the opposition of his mother, Venus. Eventually Pluto seizes Psyche and takes her to his palace. She does not know who has kidnapped her, as Cupid does not let her see him. She invites her two sisters to visit her. They fill her mind with suspicions that Pluto is a dangerous man, and that she will never be able to leave the palace unless she kills the monster. Accordingly, Psyche steals into the room where the kidnapper is sleeping. Instead of finding Pluto, as she expected, when she lifts the cloak, she observes Cupid. She drops burning oil from the lamp upon Cupid's shoulder, wounding him. He reproves her for taking advice from her sisters, who are jealous of her because of her great beauty, ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Genres:

Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 March 1914 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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We dare call it very fair
12 July 2018 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

Roman mythology and modern life are mixed in this picture's melodrama which, although ridiculous to people of understanding, will appeal as a very pretty conceit to many spectators. To begin with, a figure of Cupid dissolves into Frank Newberg which is a bit amusing. Then we find others of the Roman theogony becoming real folks of the Selig stock and playing the melodrama which is not in any mythology. The camera work in making the dissolving scenes is awkward in the extreme. Yet, as an offering for most places, we dare call it very fair, on account of the newness of it more than anything else. - The Moving Picture World, April 11, 1914


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