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A play, Das Miracle , by Karl Gustav Vollmöller was made into a famous London theatrical production by Max Reinhardt in 1912. That play may have been based on the same poem, as the plot is very similar to the poem and this ... More Less

A play, Das Miracle , by Karl Gustav Vollmöller was made into a famous London theatrical production by Max Reinhardt in 1912. That play may have been based on the same poem, as the plot is very similar to the poem and this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
13 Sep 13
pp. 1155, 1221
MPW
22 Nov 13
p. 822.
NYDM
10 Dec 13
p. 32.
CAST
SOURCES
LITERARY
Inspired by the poem "The Legend of Provence" by Adelaide Anne Procter in Legends and Lyrics , Second Series (London, 1858-61).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 December 1913
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Sister Monica, the Mother Superior in a Provence convent, relates the story of Sister Angela. After a destitute woman leaves her illegitimate baby at the convent gate, the sisters rear the child, and she eventually becomes Sister Angela. One day, a battle is fought near the convent, and the wounded are brought to the sisters for care. Tending to the gallant young Sir Henry, Sister Angela falls in love with him, and soon she renounces her vows to become his wife. As she leaves, the statue of the Virgin Mary assumes the form of Sister Angela and continues her work among the wounded. Angela and Sir Henry live happily for a time, but his drunkenness and adultery finally force her to depart. Returning to the convent door, she is transformed back into Sister Angela, while the statue suddenly reappears in its old niche. In the end, Sister Angela dies and ascends into ... +


Sister Monica, the Mother Superior in a Provence convent, relates the story of Sister Angela. After a destitute woman leaves her illegitimate baby at the convent gate, the sisters rear the child, and she eventually becomes Sister Angela. One day, a battle is fought near the convent, and the wounded are brought to the sisters for care. Tending to the gallant young Sir Henry, Sister Angela falls in love with him, and soon she renounces her vows to become his wife. As she leaves, the statue of the Virgin Mary assumes the form of Sister Angela and continues her work among the wounded. Angela and Sir Henry live happily for a time, but his drunkenness and adultery finally force her to depart. Returning to the convent door, she is transformed back into Sister Angela, while the statue suddenly reappears in its old niche. In the end, Sister Angela dies and ascends into heaven. +

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Offscreen Credit
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AFI Life Achievement Award

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