The Vicar of Wakefield, although a man of culture and learning, is a poor man at business. Despite the fact that he inherited a large fortune, he loses it through the dishonesty of others, ... See full summary »

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The Vicar of Wakefield, although a man of culture and learning, is a poor man at business. Despite the fact that he inherited a large fortune, he loses it through the dishonesty of others, and at the age of fifty we find him living in a humble cottage, fighting desperately to support his large family. At this juncture two strangers introduce themselves to the Vicar. One is the young squire who owns the cottage in which the Vicar lives, and the other, Sir Witham, the squire's uncle. Sir Witham, however, does not disclose his rank, but poses as a simple country gentleman. The squire becomes infatuated with the Vicar's elder daughter, Olivia, and against the warnings of her father, she is induced to elope with him, the squire having arranged for a mock marriage. Later Olivia discovers how she had been tricked, and leaves the squire, who visits his wrath upon the entire family by having the Vicar imprisoned for debt. In prison the Vicar inspires the admiration and affection of all his ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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27 December 1910 (USA)  »

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These reproductions of masterpieces are of benefit to everybody who sees them
13 October 2015 | by (Chicago) – See all my reviews

Another of those successful reproductions of literary masterpieces, which have been made a feature by this house. The good old Vicar of Wakefield, Goldsmith's moving story, is here reproduced in all his kindliness. The characters seem to live before one, and all the pathos and beauty of the original is faithfully produced. The mock marriage of the daughter, the imprisonment for debt, and the kindly offices among the prisoners, then the discovery that the marriage was performed by a real minister, and the forcing of the young man to ask the girl's pardon, with the reunion to follow, while the squire asks the hand of the other daughter. The picture closes with a glimpse of the happiness to which the good man is clearly entitled. These reproductions of masterpieces are of benefit to everybody who sees them, while the presentation of such works is to be commended from every standpoint. They are well done, and to those who have read the stories, they come as illustrations of what they already know. If they have not read it, they are introduced to something which surpasses that to which they are accustomed. - The Moving Picture World, January 7, 1911


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