Lorna Doone (1922 film)
|Directed by||Maurice Tourneur|
|Produced by||Maurice Tourneur
Thomas H. Ince
|Written by||Katherine S. Reed
Cecil G. Mumford
Richard Doddridge Blackmore (novel)
|Music by||Mari Iijima (2001 remaster)|
|Distributed by||Associated First National Pictures (*later First National Pictures)|
This is one of many film adaptations of the novel. It was filmed twice before in 1912 in England for Clarendon, and in 1915 for the American Biograph Company. Other later adaptations include 1934 and 1951 films, and 1990 and 2001 television movies.
- Madge Bellamy - Lorna Doone
- Mae Giraci - Lorna as a Child (as Mae Giracci)
- John Bowers - John Ridd
- Charles Hatton - John as a Child
- Frank Keenan - Sir Ensor Doone
- Jack McDonald - 'Counsellor' Doone (as Jack MacDonald)
- Donald McDonald - Carver Doone
- Norris Johnson - Ruth, John's Cousin
- Gertrude Astor - Countess of Brandir (uncredited)
- James Robert Chandler - Frye (uncredited)
- Irene De Voss - Lorna's Mother (uncredited)
- Joan Standing - Gwenny Carfax (uncredited)
Lenore B. English - "childhood friend" of Lorna Doone <Ms. English, actor, now 101 yrs old (2015), remembers being in this film>
In 2001 a digital restoration of the film was financed by Georgia cinephile Jesse Sharp and released on DVD by Kino International. Japanese singer/songwriter Mari Iijima composed an all-new musical score for the film.
In a contemporary review, Variety wrote, "Madge Bellamy has just the right wistful quality of beauty for Lorna...the histrionic honors, however, go to that best of character portrait makers, Frank Keenan, as Sir Ensor Doone...The scenic features of the picture have been splendidly managed. The stagecoach inn might have been lifted from an authentic print of the times. The spirited passage of the coach robbery on the seashore is a smashing bit of pictorial emphasis and the action in the robber's village is scenically impressive."
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