Donald MacTavish, the last chieftain of his clan on an island off the coast of Scotland, dies at sea. This leaves his only daughter, Marget, to assume the responsibilities of leadership. ... See full summary »
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Wealthy Elias Graves builds his home on the top of a hill, where a group of squatters have taken up residence at the bottom. Many of the men in the squatters' village have their eyes on ... See full summary »
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James A. Marcus,
When farmer Rog dies, his son Peter stays, but Johannes can not be satisfied with such a condition (and servant Maria's love) and finds a job as old Count Rudenberg's secretary. His ... See full summary »
Lorna is a young noble girl who meets a young farmer boy named John Ridd. They immediately become infatuated with each other, but Lorna is kidnapped by the Doones, a group of bandits, and she is taken back to their village and raised as one of them. She is protected from the others by Sir Ensor Doone, the group's leader, because he has grown attached to her. After many years he becomes very ill and an upstart named Carver decides that he wants Lorna as his wife. Sir Ensor is powerless to protect her, so she must contact John to rescue her. Written by
lyric by Arthur A. Penn, music by Frederick W. Vanderpool, c. 1922
'suggested by Maurice Tourneur's picturization of "Lorna Doone" produced at the studios of Thos. H. Ince Corporation with Madge Bellamy in the role of "Lorna Doone" A First National Attraction' See more »
I am a great admirer of music composers for movies. Scores that relate to the characters and the action sequences enhance the enjoyment of any movie, especially the silent movies. Unfortunately, the score attached to the 2001 alternate version, by Mari Lijima, is a distraction beyond comprehension. This print was shown by Turner Classic Movies, Friday, 4 March 2005. I was familiar with the story line but had not seen this version by Maurice Tourneur and eagerly awaited the opportunity to add this to my rather extensive VHS collection (a collection, I might add, for my exclusive personal enjoyment). Imagine my disappointment! Most assuredly, this 1922 print of Lorna Doone deserves a much better movie score.
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