De wraak van het visschersmeisje
Drama about a girl who is left by her boyfriend and takes revenge on him and his new lover.
Annie awaits the arrival of the boat bearing Hendrik. On his arrival she greets him warmly and takes him home to her mother. Anxious to see what he has brought back, Annie tries to open his portmanteau, but he stops her, saying that it contains a dangerous snake, which he intends to present to the zoo. They spend happy days together, until a fascinating gypsy girl visits the village and attracts Hendrik's attention. He soon tires of Annie, and his love for Aida ripens. Annie, heartbroken, becomes jealous of the gypsy and when she sees Hendrik and Aida enter a cafe together, her hate knows no bounds. In her home she finds a letter Hendrik has written to Aida asking her to meet him in the dunes. Annie follows them and, urged by her hatred of the woman who has stolen her lover, she schemes a plan of revenge. She obtains the bag containing the viper and places it on the bed in Aida's hut. Hendrik goes to return the guitar Aida had forgotten, but arrives before the girl. Tired out, he lies on the bed to await her return. He wakes to find the terrible reptile around him. Too late, the poisonous fangs have pierced his body, and when Aida returns she pulls the snake from him, but the viper coils itself around her and soon she has met the same death as Hendrik. Thereupon Annie decides to end her own life, and in the blackness of the night casts herself into a watery grave.
Aida, the gipsy
Annie's young sister
G. Donaldson, Of Joy and Sorrow. A Filmography of Dutch Silent Fiction, Amsterdam (1997), p. 126
R. Bishoff, Hollywood in Holland, Amsterdam 1988, p. 123
Algemeen Handelsblad, 27 augustus 1914