The Return of Eve (1916)

Drama | 16 October 1916

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HISTORY

Some of The Return of Eve was shot in and around Kilbourn, WI. The film was reviewed in Var as When Eve Came Back ... More Less

Some of The Return of Eve was shot in and around Kilbourn, WI. The film was reviewed in Var as When Eve Came Back . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
15 Jul 16
p. 135.
MPW
9 Sep 16
p. 1753.
MPW
30 Sep 16
p. 2097.
MPW
29 Aug 16
p. 848.
NYDM
29 Jul 16
p. 17.
NYDM
7 Oct 16
p. 26.
Variety
29 Sep 16
p. 27.
Wid's
26 Oct 16
p. 1060.
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LITERARY
Based on the play The Return of Eve by Lee Wilson Dodd (New York, 17 Mar 1909).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
When Eve Came Back
Release Date:
16 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
16 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9137
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Disapproving of civilization, eccentric millionaire Eli Tupper picks out two unrelated orphans, calls them Adam and Eve, and puts them in a wilderness "Eden." Then, nineteen years later, Eli's sister, Mrs. Tupper-Bellamy, makes plans for her daughter Clarice to marry Seymour Purchwell, who agrees to the match only when he finds out that Eli has willed his fortune to Clarice. When Eli dies, however, the will stipulates that, in order to collect the money, Clarice must bring Adam and Eve into society. Determined to get Eli's millions, Purchwell finds Adam and Eve, and while the latter is soon delighted with modern civilization, the former wants to return to the forest. Seymour then tries to seduce Eve, after which she renounces the twentieth century and returns to her "Eden," where she is met by Adam, who has also found his way back. The couple then decide to spend the rest of their lives as far away as possible from the modern ... +


Disapproving of civilization, eccentric millionaire Eli Tupper picks out two unrelated orphans, calls them Adam and Eve, and puts them in a wilderness "Eden." Then, nineteen years later, Eli's sister, Mrs. Tupper-Bellamy, makes plans for her daughter Clarice to marry Seymour Purchwell, who agrees to the match only when he finds out that Eli has willed his fortune to Clarice. When Eli dies, however, the will stipulates that, in order to collect the money, Clarice must bring Adam and Eve into society. Determined to get Eli's millions, Purchwell finds Adam and Eve, and while the latter is soon delighted with modern civilization, the former wants to return to the forest. Seymour then tries to seduce Eve, after which she renounces the twentieth century and returns to her "Eden," where she is met by Adam, who has also found his way back. The couple then decide to spend the rest of their lives as far away as possible from the modern world. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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