The O'Neill, an Irish patriot, covertly returned to the old, familiar haunts, from which he had been obliged to flee during times of oppression, and found a proclamation, nailed in a ... See full summary »

Director:

Sidney Olcott

Writers:

Dion Boucicault (play), Gene Gauntier (scenario)
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J.J. Clark ... The O'Neill - an Irish Patriot (as Jack J. Clark)
Gene Gauntier ... Elinor
Robert G. Vignola
Sidney Olcott
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The O'Neill, an Irish patriot, covertly returned to the old, familiar haunts, from which he had been obliged to flee during times of oppression, and found a proclamation, nailed in a conspicuous place, which offered a reward for his apprehension. He therefore betook himself to the country lanes, that he might meet his old friends, the peasants. One in particular, a frail old man, tottering with age, welcomed O'Neill to his humble cottage, and divided his last crusts. Touched by the abject poverty of his countryman. The O'Neill determined to aid them at the price of becoming a highwayman. Going to a secluded spot along the highway, he masked himself and lay in waiting. Soon a carriage appeared, and with a command to halt, O'Neill politely requested the occupants to alight. The passengers were an elderly gentleman, who protested vigorously, and his charming daughter, Elinor, from whom O'Neill, with the utmost courtesy, took a finger ring. In a spirit of mockery, The O'Neill forced ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

12 January 1912 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Irish Rebel See more »

Filming Locations:

Beaufort, County Kerry, Ireland

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Production Co:

Kalem Company See more »
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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A situation like this is sufficient to arouse the emotions and hold them
31 July 2016 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

An Irish romance which will touch the hearts of most audiences at once. The O'Neill is a patriot who flees the country because of charges against him. He returns secretly and very romantically meets a young woman who betrays him and assists in his capture, but relents and elopes with him afterward. A situation like this is sufficient to arouse the emotions and hold them. The meeting, when the young man acts as a highwayman to obtain the wherewithal to assist his unfortunate friend who helped him, their subsequent meeting at a masked ball, and the girl's betrayal all afford ample opportunity for thrilling action. The players do very well indeed. Then comes the girl's remorse as love awakens. They escape together and are married when they reach the coast and fly to France where they live happily afterward. A story of this character is more than ordinarily interesting and will please an audience better than almost anything a manager can offer. - The Moving Picture World, January 27, 1912


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