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HISTORY

This film was re-issued by R-C Picture Corp. in five reels in 1922. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.1662.) D. W. Griffith directed the one reel After Many Years from the same source for the Biograph Co. in 1908. He directed the two-part 1911 film Enoch Arden in 1911, also for the Biograph Co. A four reel British film also entitled Enoch Arden was produced in 1914 by the Neptune Film ... More Less

This film was re-issued by R-C Picture Corp. in five reels in 1922. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.1662.) D. W. Griffith directed the one reel After Many Years from the same source for the Biograph Co. in 1908. He directed the two-part 1911 film Enoch Arden in 1911, also for the Biograph Co. A four reel British film also entitled Enoch Arden was produced in 1914 by the Neptune Film Co. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
17 Apr 15
p. 603, 633
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 70.
MPW
10 Apr 15
p. 310.
MPW
17 Feb 15
p. 28.
NYDM
5 May 15
p. 38.
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LITERARY
Inspired by the poem "Enoch Arden" by Alfred, Lord Tennyson (Boston, 1864).
DETAILS
Release Date:
8 April 1915
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
4
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Long ago in an English fishing village, the orphan Enoch Arden grows up with two close friends, Annie Lee and Philip Ray. Although both boys love her, Annie marries Enoch. Throughout the years, Philip remains a close friend to Enoch and Annie and their son and daughter. After a bad season of fishing, Enoch leaves to work on a ship to provide for his family. During the ten years Annie waits for Enoch's return, Philip, now wealthy, cares for her and sends the children through school. Finally, believing Enoch to be dead, Annie marries Philip. Meanwhile Enoch, who has been stranded on a desert isle after surviving a shipwreck, is rescued by a passing boat. He returns to see Annie and Philip happily married and leaves without letting them see him. Years later, on his deathbed, Enoch entrusts an old woman to tell his story to Annie. He dies at the end of that day on the ... +


Long ago in an English fishing village, the orphan Enoch Arden grows up with two close friends, Annie Lee and Philip Ray. Although both boys love her, Annie marries Enoch. Throughout the years, Philip remains a close friend to Enoch and Annie and their son and daughter. After a bad season of fishing, Enoch leaves to work on a ship to provide for his family. During the ten years Annie waits for Enoch's return, Philip, now wealthy, cares for her and sends the children through school. Finally, believing Enoch to be dead, Annie marries Philip. Meanwhile Enoch, who has been stranded on a desert isle after surviving a shipwreck, is rescued by a passing boat. He returns to see Annie and Philip happily married and leaves without letting them see him. Years later, on his deathbed, Enoch entrusts an old woman to tell his story to Annie. He dies at the end of that day on the seashore. +

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