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According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this ... More Less

According to modern sources, Ben Carré was the art director on this film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
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ETR
8 Nov 19
p. 1975.
MPN
8 Nov 19
p. 3503.
Wid's
26 Oct 19
p. 5.
CAST
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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CREDITED AS
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Marcene by Penelope Knapp (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
1 November 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Naïve Marcene Elliot, wandering in the Canadian woods, meets Darrell Thorne, a visting composer, who is looking for inspiration to write a symphony. They are fascinated with each other and abandon themselves to passionate lovemaking. Darrell writes a symphony named for Marcene and asks her to accompany him to New York for its premiere, but she refuses, fearing the anger of her Aunt Zabie. After Marcene gives birth to a daughter, her aunt's rebukes and her own fears drive her to attempt suicide. Darrell returns to hear from a repentant Aunt Zabie that Marcene is dead. He travels to relieve his suffering and meets Marcene's sister on the Riviera where she is conducting his symphony. They marry and return to Marcene's home to discover Marcene still alive, but dying of a broken heart. Darrell's love revived, he proposes to Marcene after his wife releases him. Marcene dies happy and Darrell and her sister resume their marriage, now with Marcene's ... +


Naïve Marcene Elliot, wandering in the Canadian woods, meets Darrell Thorne, a visting composer, who is looking for inspiration to write a symphony. They are fascinated with each other and abandon themselves to passionate lovemaking. Darrell writes a symphony named for Marcene and asks her to accompany him to New York for its premiere, but she refuses, fearing the anger of her Aunt Zabie. After Marcene gives birth to a daughter, her aunt's rebukes and her own fears drive her to attempt suicide. Darrell returns to hear from a repentant Aunt Zabie that Marcene is dead. He travels to relieve his suffering and meets Marcene's sister on the Riviera where she is conducting his symphony. They marry and return to Marcene's home to discover Marcene still alive, but dying of a broken heart. Darrell's love revived, he proposes to Marcene after his wife releases him. Marcene dies happy and Darrell and her sister resume their marriage, now with Marcene's child. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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