Evangeline (1913 film)

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Scene from Evangeline (1913 film), garden of Billman Residence, Armdale, Nova Scotia, Canada, 1913.jpg
Scene from Evangeline shot in the garden of Billman Residence, Armdale, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada
Directed byEdward P. Sullivan
William Cavanaugh
Written byMarguerite Marquis
CinematographyWilliam C. Thompson
Release date
Running time
75 minutes
LanguageSilent film
English intertitles

Evangeline is a 1913 Canadian drama film based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's epic poem of the same name.[2] It is known as the first feature-length dramatic movie filmed in Canada, and it was very successful there and in the United States. Directed by Edward P. Sullivan and William Cavanaugh, it was filmed in Nova Scotia. This film was the first of six features made between 1913 and 1914 by the Canadian Bioscope Company of Halifax.[3] It is now considered to be a lost film.[4]


  • Laura Lyman as Evangeline Bellefontaine
  • John F. Carleton as Gabriel Lajeunesse
  • William Cavanaugh as Rene LeBlanc
  • Edward P. Sullivan as Father Felician
  • Marguerite Marquis as Shawnee Indian woman


  1. ^ "Canadian Film Encyclopedia - Evangeline". TIFF. Archived from the original on 2011-07-24. Retrieved 2011-03-13.
  2. ^ Constantinides, Zoë. "The Myth of Evangeline and the Origin of Canadian National Cinema". Film History. Indiana University Press. 26 (1): 50 79. doi:10.2979/filmhistory.26.1.50. JSTOR 10.2979/filmhistory.26.1.50.
  3. ^ Morris, Peter (1978). Embattled Shadows: A History of Canadian Cinema 1893-1939. Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press. pp. 49–51. ISBN 0-7735-0323-4.
  4. ^ "Evangeline". silentera.com. Retrieved February 28, 2013.

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