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Some scenes were filmed at a ranch near Silver Lake, CA. The film was endorsed by the American Longfellow Society. Publicity indicates that close to 1,000 people were used in the film. The copyright entry and some of the reviews give the film's length as five reels. Among the other screen versions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem are the 1913 Canadian feature directed by E. P. Sullivan and William Cavanaugh, and the 1929 Fox film starring Dolores Del Rio and directed by Edwin Carewe (see ... More Less

Some scenes were filmed at a ranch near Silver Lake, CA. The film was endorsed by the American Longfellow Society. Publicity indicates that close to 1,000 people were used in the film. The copyright entry and some of the reviews give the film's length as five reels. Among the other screen versions of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem are the 1913 Canadian feature directed by E. P. Sullivan and William Cavanaugh, and the 1929 Fox film starring Dolores Del Rio and directed by Edwin Carewe (see below). More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Aug 19
p. 991.
MPN
23 Aug 19
p. 1697.
MPW
23 Aug 19
p. 1177.
New York Morning Telegraph
17 Aug 1919.
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New York Times
20 Aug 19
p. 12.
Variety
15 Aug 19
p. 71.
Variety
22 Aug 19
p. 77.
Wid's
24 Aug 19
p. 3.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Asst cam
Titles and inserts photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Inspired by the poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Boston, 1847).
DETAILS
Release Date:
21 September 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
19 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14135
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
5,200
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

A father reads to his daughter and her fiancé who have been quarreling, Longfellow's poem "Evangeline": In 1775, in the village of Grand-Pre in the valley of Arcadia, a wedding ceremony attended by all the happy villagers, between Evangeline, the daughter of the wealthiest farmer in the region, and Gabriel, the son of a blacksmith, is stopped by British soldiers who exile the French Arcadians. Gabriel and Evangeline are torn apart and put on separate boats heading south. Gabriel's boat takes him to the lowlands of Louisiana where he and his father prosper, but he refuses other women, longing for Evangeline. For years she searches for Gabriel, also refusing others, and once they almost meet. When they are very old, Gabriel, dying of pestilence, comes to the almshouse where Evangeline is a nurse and dies in her arms. The modern-day lovers, moved by the tale, forgive each ... +


A father reads to his daughter and her fiancé who have been quarreling, Longfellow's poem "Evangeline": In 1775, in the village of Grand-Pre in the valley of Arcadia, a wedding ceremony attended by all the happy villagers, between Evangeline, the daughter of the wealthiest farmer in the region, and Gabriel, the son of a blacksmith, is stopped by British soldiers who exile the French Arcadians. Gabriel and Evangeline are torn apart and put on separate boats heading south. Gabriel's boat takes him to the lowlands of Louisiana where he and his father prosper, but he refuses other women, longing for Evangeline. For years she searches for Gabriel, also refusing others, and once they almost meet. When they are very old, Gabriel, dying of pestilence, comes to the almshouse where Evangeline is a nurse and dies in her arms. The modern-day lovers, moved by the tale, forgive each other. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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