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HISTORY

The first staged production of the play occurred in Christiania, Norway, Feb 1876. Pre-production publicity lists Blanche Ring as co-star of the film. According to contemporary sources, George W. Beynon's accompanying musical arrangements marked the first time that such a score was created for a particular film release. Elliott J. Clawson wrote an early continuity for the film that apparently was not ... More Less

The first staged production of the play occurred in Christiania, Norway, Feb 1876. Pre-production publicity lists Blanche Ring as co-star of the film. According to contemporary sources, George W. Beynon's accompanying musical arrangements marked the first time that such a score was created for a particular film release. Elliott J. Clawson wrote an early continuity for the film that apparently was not used. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
3 Jul 15
p. 53.
Motog
18 Sep 15
pp. 563-64, 571
Motog
2 Oct 15
p. 691, 713
MPN
10 Apr 15
p. 240, 310
MPN
18 Sep 15
p. 112, 150
MPN
2 Oct 15
p. 79.
MPW
2 Oct 15
p. 89, 154
New York Times
20 Sep 15
p. 9.
NYDM
22 Sep 15
p. 26.
Variety
24 Sep 15
p. 20.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
MUSIC
Mus accompaniment arr by
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play Peer Gynt by Henrik Ibsen (Copenhagen, 1867).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
The Oliver Morosco Photoplay Co.
Copyright Date:
31 August 1915
Copyright Number:
LU6243
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After carrying off another man's bride to the mountains, Peer Gynt, a spirited Norwegian farmer, takes off to roam the world in pursuit of beautiful women. During his sometimes fantastic wanderings, five lovely women enter his life and seduce him, only to trick and desert him later. His fortune made, Peer Gynt continues to travel, seeking out women from the woods of North America to the deserts of Africa and finally returning to his hometown of Gubrandsdale, a lonely, beaten old man. Before the Button Moulder can put him in the melting pot to form a better sort of man, however, Peer Gynt is rescued by Solveig, his faithful childhood sweetheart, who saves him with the pureness and conviction of her ... +


After carrying off another man's bride to the mountains, Peer Gynt, a spirited Norwegian farmer, takes off to roam the world in pursuit of beautiful women. During his sometimes fantastic wanderings, five lovely women enter his life and seduce him, only to trick and desert him later. His fortune made, Peer Gynt continues to travel, seeking out women from the woods of North America to the deserts of Africa and finally returning to his hometown of Gubrandsdale, a lonely, beaten old man. Before the Button Moulder can put him in the melting pot to form a better sort of man, however, Peer Gynt is rescued by Solveig, his faithful childhood sweetheart, who saves him with the pureness and conviction of her love. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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