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24 August 1929 (USA) See more »
In Acadia, now part of the Canadian province of Nova Scotia, young Evangeline is betrothed to Gabriel... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Dolores del Rio ... Evangeline

Roland Drew ... Gabriel

Alec B. Francis ... Father Felician

Donald Reed ... Baptiste
Paul McAllister ... Benedict Bellefontaine

James A. Marcus ... Basil

George F. Marion ... René La Blanc (as George Marion Sr.)
Bobbie Mack ... Michael (as Bobby Mack)
Louis Payne ... Governor-General
Lee Shumway ... Col. Winslow
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Louise Emmons ... Women Receiving Apple (uncredited)

Lafe McKee ... Townsman (uncredited)

Directed by
Edwin Carewe 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Finis Fox  screenplay
Finis Fox  titles
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow  poem "Evangeline"

Produced by
Edwin Carewe .... producer
Original Music by
Hugo Riesenfeld (uncredited)
Cinematography by
Al Green  (as Al M. Green)
Robert Kurrle  (as Robert B. Kurrle)
Film Editing by
Jeanne Spencer 
Set Decoration by
Stephen Goosson 
Production Management
Louis M. Jerome .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Jack Boland .... assistant director
Art Department
Gene Rossi .... master of properties
Camera and Electrical Department
C.P. Drew .... lighting engineer
Music Department
Hugo Riesenfeld .... music synchronization
Other crew
Wallace Fox .... chief production aide
Eugene Hornboestel .... technical aide (as Eugene Hornbostel)

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87 min (talking sequences)
Aspect Ratio:
1.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (MovieTone) (musical score and sound effects) | Silent

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Referenced in The Search for Evangeline (2014)See more »


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11 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
Evangeline (1929), 4 November 2007
Author: klasekfilmfan from Indiana, USA

It's quite amazing to me that EVANGELINE isn't more well known, particularly among silent film enthusiasts. What struck me most when watching this movie for the first time were the incredibly spellbinding close-up shots of Evangeline (DOLORES DEL RIO) as she was swept away with the most innocent feelings of pure love in her encounters with her beloved, Gabriel (ROLAND DREW). Her eyes flutter with excitement and anticipation of the happiness to be for her and Gabriel. This dreamy and romantic beginning quickly becomes only a memory for the two when they are separated by the war between the British and the French. Evangeline then endlessly wanders the states in her quest to reunite with her lost love. The cinematography is unforgettable in a number of different shots, particularly of Del Rio and the separation scenes. The use of the selected color tints are also highly effective as each color conveys the mood of the different sequences. Del Rio delivers a truly angelic performance that, in my opinion, wouldn't have been as effective if this movie had been in sound. I do not believe that EVANGELINE would have worked so well as a talkie. We are quite lucky that the film wasn't re-shot as a talkie to suit the new excitement of the sound era, which was already upon the world of cinema in the year of its release (1929), for the images that you experience is pure gold.

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