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A story so quaint and beautiful, yet tragic at times
deickemeyer27 October 2015
Ireland, the land of romance, of pretty colleens, of loving and of fighting, of merry-making and of sorrow. Where in spite of persecution, there is always a wealth of sunshine and gladness, for the son of old Erin is always hoping for better things to come and is not easily discouraged. Here we build a story, out of Irish timber and situations, a story so quaint and beautiful, yet tragic at times, as to leave no doubt in the minds of those who see the film that we are capable of handling this type of picture wonderfully well. The story deals with the persecution of God- fearing Irish peasants by the British soldiers. It unfolds a tale of love and loyalty on one side, surrounded by malice, treachery and greed on the other, with the sublime influence of the church inspiring peace in the hearts of all. No prettier story was ever written for a moving picture as it affords opportunity for the introduction of perhaps the most elaborate and beautiful settings of the character ever considered. The costuming of this picture demonstrates how thoroughly able the company is to cope with the problem of dressing a big production properly, while great care was used in selecting artists to impersonate the characters in the picture. As an example of the latter, the old priest of the story is portrayed by a noted actor who has reached the ripe old age of seventy-five. The pretty Colleen of the story is Miss Bainbridge, who has played with Chauncey Olcott in all his productions, as leading woman, and has appeared to advantage in many other Irish plays and pictures. - The Moving Picture World, January 21, 1911
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