|The Colleen Bawn|
|Directed by||W.P. Kellino|
|Written by|| Dion Boucicault (play) |
|Starring|| Henry Victor |
|Distributed by||Stoll Pictures|
The Colleen Bawn is a 1924 British silent drama film directed by W.P. Kellino and starring Henry Victor, Colette Brettel and Stewart Rome.It is an adaptation of the 1860 Irish play The Colleen Bawn by Dion Boucicault.
In Ireland a poor aristocrat hires a half-wit to drown his secret wife so he can wed an heiress.
Henry Victor was an English-born character actor who had his highest profile in the film silent era, he appeared in numerous film roles in his native Britain, before emigrating to the US in 1939 where he continued his career.
The Colleen Bawn, or The Brides of Garryowen is a melodramatic play written by Irish playwright Dion Boucicault. It was first performed at Laura Keene's Theatre, New York, on 27 March 1860 with Laura Keene playing Anne Chute and Boucicault playing Myles na Coppaleen. It was most recently performed in Dublin at the Project Arts Centre in July and August 2010 and in Belfast by Bruiser Theatre Company at the Lyric Theatre in April 2018. Several film versions have also been made.
The Lily of Killarney is an opera in three acts by Julius Benedict. The libretto, by John Oxenford and Dion Boucicault, is based on Boucicault's own play The Colleen Bawn. The opera received its premiere at Covent Garden Theatre, London on Monday 10 February 1862.
Blood Money is a 1921 British-Dutch silent crime film directed by Fred Goodwins. The film is also known as The Harper's Mystery.
Lily of Killarney is a 1929 British drama film directed by George Ridgwell and starring Cecil Landau, Barbara Gott and Dennis Wyndham. The film is based on the play by Dion Boucicault, The Colleen Bawn, and is set in the Irish town of Killarney in the nineteenth century.
The Irish Times Theatre Awards recognize outstanding achievements in Irish theatre. The awards were founded in 1997 by The Irish Times. It established awards in numerous categories, ranging from design, to acting, to overall production. The goal was to promote adventuresome theatre, both in the Republic and in Northern Ireland, and the awards have become the most prestigious award in its national theatre community. The nominations are announced every January and the awards are presented the following month in a prominent invite-only ceremony. In addition to the awards for specific excellence, the judges also present a special award for leadership in the overall community.
Wuthering Heights is a 1920 British silent drama film directed by A. V. Bramble and starring Milton Rosmer, Colette Brettel and Warwick Ward. It is the first film adaptation made of the 1847 novel Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, and was primarily filmed in and around her home village of Haworth. It is not known whether the film currently survives, and it is considered to be a lost film.
The Colleen Bawn is a 1911 Australian silent film directed by Gaston Mervale starring Louise Lovely. It is adapted from a popular melodrama by Dion Boucicault.
Hepworth Pictures was a British film production company active during the silent era. Founded in 1897 by the cinema pioneer Cecil Hepworth, it was based at Walton Studios west of London.
Why Get a Divorce? is a 1926 German silent comedy film directed by Manfred Noa and starring André Mattoni, Vivian Gibson, and Colette Brettel. It premiered in Berlin on 4 March 1926. The film's art direction was by Julius von Borsody.
The Great Opportunity is a 1925 German silent film directed by Lorand von Kabdebo and starring Kurt Vespermann, Lia Eibenschütz and Colette Brettel. The production is notable as marking the filmmaking debut of Henry Koster, who co-wrote the screenplay. Koster would go on to become a top Hollywood film director.
Colette Brettel (1902–1973) was a British stage and film actress. Born Dorothy Nicolette Pettigrew in London, she made her screen debut in the 1920 film Wuthering Heights and appeared in several British films of the early 1920s including The Prodigal Son. Following the Slump of 1924, in which the number of British films released sharply declined, she moved to Germany. Her film career ended with the introduction of sound. She was married to the Dutch actor Ernst Winar.
The Prodigal Son is a 1923 British silent historical film directed by A. E. Coleby and starring Stewart Rome, Henry Victor and Edith Bishop. The film is an adaptation of Hall Caine's 1904 novel The Prodigal Son, set in Iceland and the French Riviera. It was noted as a long film, reported variously at three or over four hours. The film's original release length as 18,454 feet made it the longest commercially made British film. It was shown in two consecutive parts, the second part being entitled The Return of the Prodigal.
The Colleen Bawn is a silent 1911 American romantic drama film based on the 1860 play of the same name. A secret marriage leads to murder. It and the play are based on the actual 1819 murder of 15-year-old Ellen Scanlan.
The Colleen Bawn is an 1860 Irish play by Dion Boucicault.
Molly Bawn is a 1916 British silent drama film directed by Cecil M. Hepworth and starring Alma Taylor, Stewart Rome and Violet Hopson. It is an adaptation of the 1878 Irish novel Molly Bawn by Margaret Wolfe Hungerford.
Lily of Killarney is a 1934 British musical film directed by Maurice Elvey and starring John Garrick, Gina Malo and Leslie Perrins. The film was made at Twickenham Studios. It is based on the play The Colleen Bawn by the Irish writer Dion Boucicault. The film's sets were designed by the art director James A. Carter.
Countess Maritza is a 1925 German silent film directed by Hans Steinhoff and starring Vivian Gibson, Harry Liedtke and Colette Brettel. It is an adaptation of the operetta of the same title.
Annemarie and Her Cavalryman is a 1926 German silent film directed by Erich Eriksen and starring Colette Brettel, Sig Arno, and Hans Junkermann.
Ellen Scanlon, born Ellen Hanley, was an Irish murder victim. Born to a Limerick farming family in 1803, her murder at age 15 became the subject of books, plays, films, songs, and an opera, using the nickname given to her locally, "the Colleen Bawn,", which translates literally to "white girl," with "white" symbolically meaning purity, innocence, gentleness, or beauty. Thus the name can be interpreted as "the innocent maiden."
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