Evangeline (1913 film)

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Evangeline
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 by Edward P. Sullivan
William Cavanaugh
Written by Marguerite Marquis
Cinematography William C. Thompson
Production
company
Release date
1913
Running time
75 minutes
Country Canada
Language Silent film
English intertitles
Budget $30,000[1]

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]

Cast[edit]

  • 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Canadian Film Encyclopedia - Evangeline". TIFF. Retrieved 2011-03-13. 
  2. ^ Constantinides, Zoë. "Film History". Indiana University Press. 26 (1): 50 79. 
  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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