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Lorna Doone (1922)

Passed  -  Drama | Romance  -  1 October 1922 (USA)
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In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.

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Mae Giraci ...
Lorna as a Child (as May Giracci)
John Bowers ...
Charles Hatton ...
John as a Child
Frank Keenan ...
Jack McDonald ...
'Counsellor' Doone (as Jack MacDonald)
Donald MacDonald ...
Norris Johnson ...
Ruth
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Storyline

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 page8701

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The greatest love story ever written

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(2001 alternate)

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1.33 : 1
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Lorna Doone
ballad
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'
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Music Score
7 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

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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