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Lorna Doone (1922)

In 17th-century England, an outlaw clan kidnaps a young girl, who grows up among them. The farm boy who met her just before the kidnapping eventually rescues her, and they fall in love.

Director:

Maurice Tourneur

Writers:

R.D. Blackmore (screen version: of famous story), Katherine S. Reed (scenario) (as Katherine Speer Reed) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Madge Bellamy ... Lorna Doone
John Bowers ... John Ridd
Frank Keenan ... Sir Ensor Doone
Jack McDonald Jack McDonald ... 'Counsellor' Doone (as Jack MacDonald)
Donald MacDonald Donald MacDonald ... Carver Doone
Norris Johnson Norris Johnson ... Ruth
Mae Giraci Mae Giraci ... Lorna as a Child (as May Giracci)
Charles Hatton Charles Hatton ... John as a Child
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Lorna is a young noble girl who meets a young farmer boy named John Ridd. They immediately become infatuated with each other, but Lorna is kidnapped by the Doones, a group of bandits, and she is taken back to their village and raised as one of them. She is protected from the others by Sir Ensor Doone, the group's leader, because he has grown attached to her. After many years he becomes very ill and an upstart named Carver decides that he wants Lorna as his wife. Sir Ensor is powerless to protect her, so she must contact John to rescue her. Written by page8701

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The greatest love story ever written

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Drama | Romance

Certificate:

Passed
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Trivia

Following the successful telecasts of Othello (1922) and The Eagle (1925), New York City's WJZ (Channel 7), began a weekly series of Sunday evening silent film feature presentations, shown more or less in their entirety, which aired intermittently for the next twelve months. This feature was initially broadcast Sunday 2 January 1949, and, like the rest of the series, aired simultaneously on sister stations WFIL (Channel 6) (Philadelphia) and freshly launched WAAM (Channel 13) (Baltimore), an innovation at the time; the following week's selection would be Young April (1926), the final entry in this particular series. See more »

Alternate Versions

Jesse Pierce copyrighted a video version in 2001 with a music score written and arranged by Mari Iijima, and running 87 minutes. See more »

Connections

Version of Lorna Doone (1976) See more »

Soundtracks

Lorna Doone
ballad
Lyrics by Arthur A. Penn, music by Frederick W. Vanderpool, c. 1922
'suggested by Maurice Tourneur's picturization of "Lorna Doone" produced at the studios of Thos. H. Ince Corporation with Madge Bellamy in the role of "Lorna Doone" A First National Attraction'
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I Love the Iijima Score
7 September 2009 | by joyce-miller3-1See all my reviews

I watched this movie for the first time recently. I love it and watched it again and again. For the record, I find the score very appropriate. The score is performed by a strings orchestra. The strings seem to fit the period of the movie very well, like the score could have been written in the 1600s. If that is annoying some people, oh well.

I found the production values very impressive for a movie filmed in the early 20s.

John Bowers is a treasure. What a fine actor he was. He was a natural actor who could easily project his emotions without over-emoting. Unfortunately, not too many of his films have survived. Madge Bellamy did a credible portrayal of a sweet and innocent young girl. In my reading up on her, she really did a very good "acting" job.

There was a glaring continuity error at the end of the movie. John left the church to go after Carver in his wedding suit, arrived at Doone Gate in his work clothes, and caught up to him now wearing his wedding suit again.


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Country:

USA

Release Date:

17 September 1923 (Denmark) See more »

Also Known As:

Lovløse Mænd See more »

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(2001 alternate)

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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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