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Credited cast:
Wilfred Lucas ...
Enoch Arden
Linda Arvidson ...
Annie Lee
Francis J. Grandon ...
Philip Ray
George Nichols ...
The Captain
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Edward Dillon
Joseph Graybill ...
A Shipwrecked Sailor
Grace Henderson
Florence Lee ...
On the Beach
Jeanie Macpherson ...
On the Beach
Alfred Paget ...
A Shipwrecked Sailor
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On the Beach
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Enoch Arden, a humble fisherman, marries Annie Lee. He signs on as a sailor to make more money to support their growing family. A storm wrecks his ship, but Enoch swims to a deserted island. Annie waits vainly for his return. Written by Anonymous

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Griffith made this film and Enoch Arden: Part II (1911) together as a two-reeler, a first for an American studio. Biograph refused to release the two reels for the admission price of one. (Studio heads believed patrons wouldn't pay extra to see longer movies.) They released the film as two separate one-reelers, a common practice at the time. However, other two-part films were made as separate stories that stood alone. Audiences who saw the two parts of "Enoch Arden" could tell it was really one movie. They asked to see the two reels together. Exhibitors complied, charging double admission. Soon, all the studios were making two-reelers at increased prices. See more »

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28 February 2008 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Enoch Arden Part 1 (1911)

Enoch Arden Part 2 (1911)

*** (out of 4)

Two-part film from Griffith with part 1 about a strong fisherman who marries and has two children but when he can't afford to pay the bills he decides to take a dangerous voyage to sea. In part 2, feared dead Enoch's wife marries another man only to discover, years later, that her husband is still alive. Both films are certainly melodrama at its highest but there's a certain tender charm running through part one and a strong sense of threat throughout part two. When originally released this was shown in two parts but movie crowds wanted to see them together so theater owners edited the two films together and charged double price on tickets. When Griffith and other studios learned of this they decided to sell all two-reelers for double the price to make sure the theater owners weren't making extra money.


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