The Vow; or, Jephthah's Daughter (1910)

La fille de Jephté (original title)
Jephthah, the ninth judge of the Israelites, a natural son of Gilead, of the tribe of Manasseh, was expelled from his home by his brothers, at the death of his father, on account of his ... See full summary »

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Léonce Perret
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Cast

Credited cast:
Renée Carl
Fabienne Fabrèges
Jeanne Marie-Laurent Jeanne Marie-Laurent
Léonce Perret
Valentine Petit Valentine Petit
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Jephthah, the ninth judge of the Israelites, a natural son of Gilead, of the tribe of Manasseh, was expelled from his home by his brothers, at the death of his father, on account of his illegitimate birth. He withdrew to the land of Tob, where he became the chief of a band of brigands. Later on, when the Israelites resolved to oppose the Ammonites, they invited Jephthah to become their commander. He accepted the invitation on condition that he should remain their ruler if he defeated the Ammonites. When setting forth against the enemy, Jephthah, who perhaps feared that the Lord would not favor him on account of his past, made a solemn vow to the Lord that if he returned victorious he would offer up for a burnt offering whatsoever first "came forth from the doors of his house" to meet him. When Jephthah's daughter, and only child, heard of her father's victory and return she rushed to meet him and was the first person to "come forth from Jephthah's house." Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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Country:

France

Release Date:

27 August 1910 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Vow; or, Jephthah's Daughter See more »

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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Released in the US as a split reel along with In the Pyrenees (1910). See more »

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It clearly ranks as the best film of the week
16 August 2015 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A representation of the old Bible story of Jephthah's daughter. Different individuals will have different ideas regarding the adequacy of the pictures here presented; yet, it seems but fair to say that they are of more than average merit and present a reasonably accurate and full interpretation At any rate, the story is plain from the pictures. Whether the costuming and action are accurate are matters which can be determined only by long study of the records of the life of that day. Sometimes experts disagree on these points, hence it is practically impossible for laymen to decide. So far as is commonly understood, however, this picture seems to present the story of an incident in the history of ancient Israel with sufficient accuracy to make it understood. The mechanical work has been done with care and the picture promises to be more than ordinarily popular. In the amount of elaborate work done upon it, and in ambitious purpose it clearly ranks as the best film of the week. - The Moving Picture World, September 10, 1910


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