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The film is based loosely on Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem "Maud," published in ... More Less

The film is based loosely on Alfred, Lord Tennyson's poem "Maud," published in 1855. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPN
27 May 16
p. 3263.
MPW
27 May 16
p. 1532.
MPW
3 Jun 16
p. 1766.
NYDM
8 Jan 16
p. 306.
Variety
19 May 16
p. 20.
Wid's
18 May 16
p. 580.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 May 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Bluebird Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
2 May 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8205
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Maud and Cecil have been in love since they were children in the pre-Civil War South, but Howard, Maud's domineering brother, disapproves of a marriage between them. Instead, he has chosen English nobleman Lord Lovelace as the ideal fiancé for Maud. On the night that the engagement is to be announced, however, she elopes with Cecil. The runaways are caught, though, after which, because of her loyalty to her brother, Maud sends Cecil away. When the Civil War begins, Howard, Lovelace and Cecil all volunteer, and are all soon reported killed in action. Heartbroken, Maud decides to become a nun, and takes her vows just moments before Cecil, whose death was mistakenly reported, returns from the battlefield and comes to the convent to ask her to marry ... +


Maud and Cecil have been in love since they were children in the pre-Civil War South, but Howard, Maud's domineering brother, disapproves of a marriage between them. Instead, he has chosen English nobleman Lord Lovelace as the ideal fiancé for Maud. On the night that the engagement is to be announced, however, she elopes with Cecil. The runaways are caught, though, after which, because of her loyalty to her brother, Maud sends Cecil away. When the Civil War begins, Howard, Lovelace and Cecil all volunteer, and are all soon reported killed in action. Heartbroken, Maud decides to become a nun, and takes her vows just moments before Cecil, whose death was mistakenly reported, returns from the battlefield and comes to the convent to ask her to marry him. +

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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