A young Irish boy has fallen in love with a poor girl and wants to marry her, but his mother will stop at nothing, including murder, to see that he marries his rich cousin.

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Gene Gauntier ...
Eily O'Connor, the 'Colleen Bawn'
J.P. McGowan ...
Hardress Cregan
Sidney Olcott ...
Danny Mann
J.J. Clark ...
Myles na Copaleen (as Jack J. Clark)
Alice Hollister ...
Anne Chute
Arthur Donaldson ...
Father Tom
Robert G. Vignola ...
Mr. Corrigan
Agnes Mapes ...
Mrs. Cregan
Anna Clark ...
Sheelah
George Fisher ...
Kyrle Daly
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(Reel 1) In all Ireland there existed no more beautiful estate than Tore Cregan, the baronial home of the Cregans. But with all its natural beauty, a shadow, in the form of a heavy mortgage, hung over the estate. Mrs. Cregan, therefore, laid careful plans that her son, Hardress should marry Anne Chute, whose fortune would lift the indebtedness of the family. But her plans were shattered when Hardress met Eily O'Connor, "The Colleen Bawn." Hardress wooed the simple maid and quietly married her. It was easy to persuade her to keep the secret; she did not aspire to a place by his side in the world. Knowing nothing of the nuptials, Mrs. Cregan resented the attentions of Kyrle Daly to Anne and informed her son, who shocked her by his indifference. Squire Corrigan, the holder of the mortgage, offered Mrs. Cregan two alternatives before he foreclosed: she must either marry him or secure Anne's written consent to marry Hardress. He told her of Hardress' meetings with the Colleen, which the ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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16 October 1911 (USA)  »

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