Kathleen Mavourneen (1906)

August 1906

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HISTORY

In 1913, a one-reel film of "Kathleen Mavourneen" was produced by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and a three-reel film was produced by Imp and released by Universal Film Mfg. Co. Fox produced a version in 1919 that starred Theda Bara and was directed by Charles J. Brabin (see entry). A British version, also starring Sally O'Neil and directed by Norman Lee, was made in 1937.
       Although some modern sources suggest that actor-playwright Dion Boucicault wrote a play entitled Kathleen Mavourneen , which was the basis of this film, no information has been located to verify the ... More Less

In 1913, a one-reel film of "Kathleen Mavourneen" was produced by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and a three-reel film was produced by Imp and released by Universal Film Mfg. Co. Fox produced a version in 1919 that starred Theda Bara and was directed by Charles J. Brabin (see entry). A British version, also starring Sally O'Neil and directed by Norman Lee, was made in 1937.
       Although some modern sources suggest that actor-playwright Dion Boucicault wrote a play entitled Kathleen Mavourneen , which was the basis of this film, no information has been located to verify the play. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
CINEMA 1900/1906
pp. 252-253.
LCMP
p. 31
p. 31, column 2.
MPW
11 Jan 08
p. 25ta.
NYC
25 Aug 06
p. 712.
NYC
11 Jan 08
p. 1288ta.
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PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Inspired by the song "Kathleen Mavourneen" by Annie Crawford (née Barry), words by Annie Crawford, music by Frederick Williams Nichols Crouch in his Echoes of the Lake (London, 1840).
DETAILS
Release Date:
August 1906
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison
Copyright Date:
2 August 1906
Copyright Number:
H81548-H81559
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
1,000
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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August 1906, Edison Mfg. Co.
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