A Modern Enoch Arden (1916)

Comedy | 16 January 1916

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HISTORY

The story of the film is taken loosely from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem, Enoch Arden , published in 1864. MPW 15 Jan 1916 and release charts list the film as a two-reeler, but all other sources, including the copyright catalog, list it at four or five ... More Less

The story of the film is taken loosely from Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem, Enoch Arden , published in 1864. MPW 15 Jan 1916 and release charts list the film as a two-reeler, but all other sources, including the copyright catalog, list it at four or five reels. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
5 Feb 16
p. 721.
MPW
15 Jan 16
p. 494.
MPW
5 Feb 16
p. 798.
NYDM
23 Sep 16
p. 24.
Variety
28 Jan 16
p. 23.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
PRODUCER
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 January 1916
Copyright Claimants:
Triangle Film Corp. Triangle Film Corp.
Copyright Dates:
17 January 1916 31 January 1916
Copyright Numbers:
LP8838 LU7530
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4-5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Leaving his wife and daughter, a husband sets sail for Australia when he learns that he has inherited a fortune but must go there to claim it. En route he is shipwrecked, and word gets back to his wife that she is now a widow. As a result, she marries a lawyer who has more designs on the fortune than on her, but four years later, after having been saved by a whaling vessel, the first husband returns. When he finds out that his wife is happily remarried, he decides to leave without revealing his identity, until he uncovers a plot, masterminded by the lawyer, to kidnap his daughter. Pursuing the kidnappers, he rescues the little girl, reveals his identity and exposes the lawyer, after which the girl's mother, impressed by the heroism of her first and only legal husband, decides to return to ... +


Leaving his wife and daughter, a husband sets sail for Australia when he learns that he has inherited a fortune but must go there to claim it. En route he is shipwrecked, and word gets back to his wife that she is now a widow. As a result, she marries a lawyer who has more designs on the fortune than on her, but four years later, after having been saved by a whaling vessel, the first husband returns. When he finds out that his wife is happily remarried, he decides to leave without revealing his identity, until he uncovers a plot, masterminded by the lawyer, to kidnap his daughter. Pursuing the kidnappers, he rescues the little girl, reveals his identity and exposes the lawyer, after which the girl's mother, impressed by the heroism of her first and only legal husband, decides to return to him. +

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Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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