The Trey o' Hearts

The Trey o' Hearts is a 1914 American 15-chapter action film serial directed by Wilfred Lucas and Henry MacRae. It was written by Allan Dwan and Bess Meredyth, based on a story of the same name by Louis Joseph Vance. The first chapter ran 3 reels, while the others were two-reelers. The film is currently considered to be lost. Some sources list Lon Chaney in the cast (uncredited), but this is disputed and unconfirmed.[1][2]

The Trey o' Hearts
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Directed byWilfred Lucas
Henry MacRae
Written byBess Meredyth
Allan Dwan
Louis Joseph Vance (story)
StarringCleo Madison
George Larkin
Distributed byUniversal Film Manufacturing Co.
Release date
  • August 4, 1914 (1914-08-04)
Running time
15 episodes
CountryUnited States
English intertitles


An evil young woman named Judith Trine and her father are plotting to destroy Alan Law, because for many years her father hated Alan's father, and now they have transferred that hatred onto Alan himself. Judith's twin sister Rose (also played by Cleo Madison) is in love with Alan. As the serial progresses, Alan manages to survive a number of life-threatening events. Over time, Judith finds herself falling in love with Alan. On the day of their wedding in a chapel, Rose and Alan are struck by lightning. Rose is killed, and Alan is badly injured. Unbeknownst to Alan, Judith takes Rose's place and nurses him back to health.


Chapter titles

  1. Flower o’ Flames (released August 4, 1914)
  2. White Water (August 11)
  3. The Sea Venture (August 18)
  4. Dead Reckoning (August 25)
  5. The Sunset Tide (September 1)
  6. The Crack o’ Doom (September 8)
  7. The Stalemate (September 15)
  8. The Mock Rose (September 22)
  9. As the Crow Flies (September 29)
  10. Steel Ribbons (October 6)
  11. The Painted Hills (October 13)
  12. The Mirage (October 20)
  13. The Jaws of Death (October 27)
  14. The First Law (November 3)
  15. The Last Trump (November 10)[2]

See also


  1. "The Trey o' Hearts (1914)".
  2. "Progressive Silent Film List: The Trey o' Hearts". Silent Era. Retrieved September 21, 2019.

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