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According to a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Evangeline was 29 Jan 1929.
       For information about other filmed adaptations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, see the entry above for the 1919 Fox Film Corp. production entitled Evangeline .
       Screenwriter Finis Fox and production aide Wallace W. Fox were brothers of producer-director Edwin ... More Less

According to a production directory in the 20 Apr 1929 Exhibitors Herald-World, the starting date for Evangeline was 29 Jan 1929.
       For information about other filmed adaptations of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem, see the entry above for the 1919 Fox Film Corp. production entitled Evangeline .
       Screenwriter Finis Fox and production aide Wallace W. Fox were brothers of producer-director Edwin Carewe. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Herald-World
20 Apr 1929
p. 50.
Film Daily
14 Aug 1929.
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New York Times
29 Jul 1929
p. 23.
Variety
31 Jul 1929
p. 17.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXTS
United Artists Picture
An Edwin Carewe Production
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Personally Directed by
Chief aide
Asst dir
PRODUCER
WRITER
Scr and titles
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
Dir of photog
Lighting eng
ART DIRECTORS
Art Tech
FILM EDITOR
Film ed
COSTUMES
Master of ward
MUSIC
Mus score created by
PRODUCTION MISC
Prod mgr
Props
Historian
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the poem Evangeline, A Tale of Acadie by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (Boston, 1847).
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 August 1929
Premiere Information:
New York opening: 27 July 1929
Production Date:
began 29 January 1929
Copyright Claimant:
Edwin Carewe-Feature Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
1 July 1929
Copyright Number:
LP531
Physical Properties:
Silent
Mus score and sd eff, Vitaphone
Black and White
Duration(in mins):
87
Length(in feet):
7,862 , 8,268
Length(in reels):
9
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In the quiet Nova Scotian village of Grand-Pré lives the fair, beloved Evangeline with her father, Benedict Bellefontaine, a prosperous and honored farmer of the Acadian community. Though she admires and is loved by Baptiste, son of the notary, she is pledged to Gabriel, son of Basil, the village smith. Before they can be married, France and England declare war; the Acadians, bound by allegiance to England and by ties of kinship to France, refuse to take up arms against France, and as a result are ordered deported. As the men are herded aboard a British man-o'-war, the governor-general sets fire to the village of Grand-Pré. Suffering from exposure and broken by the sight, Benedict dies in the arms of Evangeline, who then departs for unknown lands with Father Felician. They arrive at Bayou Têche, Louisiana, where former residents of Grand Pré have established a settlement, just missing Gabriel. Through the wilds of the gulf coast, Evangeline suffers many hardships in search of her beloved, refusing the hand of Baptiste, who has meanwhile become a prosperous land owner. Basil offers to aid her in her search for Gabriel, but they are separated by a storm on the rapids. Traveling alone through unexplored country, Evangeline arrives at a settlement of Jesuits; she becomes a Sister of Mercy, though ever hopeful of finding Gabriel. At the end of the war, Evangeline is sent to Philadelphia to care for the maimed and friendless; there, in an almshouse, she is at last reunited with her long-sought ... +


In the quiet Nova Scotian village of Grand-Pré lives the fair, beloved Evangeline with her father, Benedict Bellefontaine, a prosperous and honored farmer of the Acadian community. Though she admires and is loved by Baptiste, son of the notary, she is pledged to Gabriel, son of Basil, the village smith. Before they can be married, France and England declare war; the Acadians, bound by allegiance to England and by ties of kinship to France, refuse to take up arms against France, and as a result are ordered deported. As the men are herded aboard a British man-o'-war, the governor-general sets fire to the village of Grand-Pré. Suffering from exposure and broken by the sight, Benedict dies in the arms of Evangeline, who then departs for unknown lands with Father Felician. They arrive at Bayou Têche, Louisiana, where former residents of Grand Pré have established a settlement, just missing Gabriel. Through the wilds of the gulf coast, Evangeline suffers many hardships in search of her beloved, refusing the hand of Baptiste, who has meanwhile become a prosperous land owner. Basil offers to aid her in her search for Gabriel, but they are separated by a storm on the rapids. Traveling alone through unexplored country, Evangeline arrives at a settlement of Jesuits; she becomes a Sister of Mercy, though ever hopeful of finding Gabriel. At the end of the war, Evangeline is sent to Philadelphia to care for the maimed and friendless; there, in an almshouse, she is at last reunited with her long-sought beloved. +

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