Gwendolin (1914)

Brought up as an Englishman, in ignorance of his Jewish birth, Daniel Deronda is despised by Grandcourt, the nephew of his benefactor, Sir Hugo. The mystery of his birth is aggravated by ... See full summary »

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Travers Vale

Writer:

George Eliot (novel)
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Cast overview:
Isabel Rea ... Gwendolin
Alan Hale ... Daniel Deronda
Clarette Clare Clarette Clare ... Mrs. Deronda - Daniel's Mother (as Clairette Claire)
Ethel Kauffman Ethel Kauffman ... Mirah
Jack Drumier Jack Drumier ... Sir Hugo
Louise Ducey Louise Ducey ... Gwendolin's Mother
Edward Cecil Edward Cecil ... Grandcourt
Hector V. Sarno Hector V. Sarno ... Grandcourt's Secretary
Mrs. A.C. Marston Mrs. A.C. Marston ... Lydia
C.M. Ackerman C.M. Ackerman ... Kalonymos - the Rabbi
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Brought up as an Englishman, in ignorance of his Jewish birth, Daniel Deronda is despised by Grandcourt, the nephew of his benefactor, Sir Hugo. The mystery of his birth is aggravated by his love for Mirah, a singer, whom he rescues from self-destruction in the river when her father agrees to sell her into bondage. Daniel has placed Mirah, who is a Jewess, in the care of friends, and accidentally she discovers her brother, long lost to her, who will not permit her to marry Daniel because his is not a Jew. Grandcourt meets Gwendolin and wishes to marry her, but she is warned against him by Lydia, sister of his late wife. Gwendolin goes abroad to forget the experience, and the failure of a business sweeps away her fortune. To recoup her gambling losses, she pawns her jewels, but they are returned to her with a note by Daniel. To save her mother from poverty, Gwendolin decides to break her promise to Lydia and marry Grandcourt. A rabbi persuades Daniel's mother to restore her son's ... Written by The Biograph Weekly

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Short | Drama

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 October 1914 (USA) See more »

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Biograph Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Every detail has been carefully taken care of
16 March 2019 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

This two-part drama was suggested by George Eliot's powerful novel of social alliances, "Daniel Deronda." The plot of the story has been closely adhered to. There has been great care shown in the selection of the backgrounds and exceptional photography pertains. Those that are familiar with the story. and it has been universally read, will enjoy it. Every detail has been carefully taken care of. The acting of all in the cast is commendable. - The Moving Picture World, October 24, 1914


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