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St. Elmo Thornton
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Edna Earle
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23 April 1910 (USA)  »

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The main incidents of the story are presented with fidelity
28 April 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

An adequate representation of the main theme of Augusta Evans Wilson's novel of the same name. It is a story of a hater of humanity, retrieved through religious influences. The novel has been very popular. Some are disposed to criticize, while others read it over and over. An acquaintance of the writer's has read it seven times. Mrs. Wilson long refused to permit its dramatization, but finally consented. Several road companies are now out with it, with varying success. The film follows the original narrative as closely as possible. The book has nearly 600 pages, consequently to compress it into a film requires condensation of no mean order. The Vitagraph people have done this with a remarkable degree of success, and the main incidents of the story are presented with fidelity. The dramatic incidents have been emphasized with sufficient force to make them stand out prominently, holding one's attention from beginning to end. Probably the verdict on the film will be as varied as the verdict on the book, not because of inadequate or faulty presentation, but because of the same difference of opinion that followed the publication of the book. - The Moving Picture World, May 7, 1910


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