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Tannhäuser (1913)

Not Rated | | Short, Drama | 15 July 1913 (USA)
Elizabeth, niece of the Landgrave of Thuringion, a pretty prince who reigned during the middle ages, was noted for her beauty and goodness. In those days, when chivalry ruled the world, ... See full summary »

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(as Lucius J. Henderson)

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... Tannhäuser
... Princess Elisabeth
... Venus
... Wolfram
Burton Law
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Elizabeth, niece of the Landgrave of Thuringion, a pretty prince who reigned during the middle ages, was noted for her beauty and goodness. In those days, when chivalry ruled the world, minstrels were held in high repute and great nobles sang to their lady loves and competed in minstrel tournaments for their favor. A minstrel tournament was held at the Landgrave's castle. There were many competitors, but all conceded that Wolfram, a young noble, would surely win the prize. And he would have succeeded if another contestant had not entered at the last moment, the young knight, Tannhauser, a stranger to the Thuringion court. Great as was Wolfram, Tannhauser was his master, and he received the laurel crown of victory from Elizabeth's fair hands. Love came to Elizabeth and Tannhauser, but the Landgrave had other plans for her, and betrothed his niece to Wolfram. Tannhauser, broken-hearted, wandered away from court. In the forests he met the pagan goddess, Venus, who ruled in her dominion ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Short | Drama

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1.33 : 1
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Follows the story of the opera fairly well
6 October 2017 | by See all my reviews

A three-reel production, following the story of the opera fairly well. Though carefully costumed, the chorus was too large to appear to the best advantage in the opening scenes, as it had a rather huddled effect. The woodland scenes were striking and attractive, but some of the barefooted nymphs were rather scantily clothed and not as young and slender as might have been expected. Marguerite Snow appeared as Princess Elizabeth, Florence LaBadie as Venus, James Cruze as Tannhauser and William Russell as Wolfram. The production holds the interest and should succeed very well, accompanied by the well known Tannhauser music. - The Moving Picture World, July 26, 1913


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