With a pathetic charm that brings a sob to the throat of its auditor, we are told the sad story of two young Arcadian lovers, Evangeline, the beautiful, and Gabriel, son of Basil, the ... See full summary »

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With a pathetic charm that brings a sob to the throat of its auditor, we are told the sad story of two young Arcadian lovers, Evangeline, the beautiful, and Gabriel, son of Basil, the blacksmith. Upon their wedding morn, all of the men in the peaceful Arcadian province are summoned to the church to hear a proclamation by the British. When assembled they are all seized and shipped off by the English tricksters to be distributed among the New England states. Among those thus deported is Gabriel, the new bridegroom. Evangeline sets out in search of her lover and husband. She wanders down New England for years, longing, hoping, praying, but to no avail. At last when she is an old woman she finds her bridegroom in a hospital on his death bed. The shock proves so great that she succumbs to death herself, after a murmured prayer of thanks to the Almighty, for restoring her loved one to her. Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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18 December 1911 (USA)  »

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There seems to be little depth or grasp to her presentation
8 June 2016 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Longfellow's beautiful romance is here shown in picture with the help of some well-chosen quotations, which serve as "leaders." The scenes are often very beautiful. They consist of interiors, the seaside and a glimpse of the village of Arcadia, in Nova Scotia, and then of forest and river scenes in the southwest. The costumes are perfect and the acting graceful. Evangeline herself is pretty and very pleasing, although there seems to be little depth or grasp to her presentation. The story is not easily adaptable to either the theater or pictures; yet the Selig Company has made it clear enough and doubtless it will be very acceptable indeed as an educational film. - The Moving Picture World, December 30, 1911


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