The Two Orphans (1915 film)

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The Two Orphans
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Directed by Herbert Brenon
Written byHerbert Brenon
Based on Les deux orphelines
by Adolphe d'Ennery and Eugène Cormon
Starring Theda Bara
Cinematography Phil Rosen
Distributed by Fox Film Corporation
Release date
  • September 5, 1915 (1915-09-05)
CountryUnited States
LanguageSilent
English intertitles

The Two Orphans was a 1915 American silent romantic drama film directed by Herbert Brenon and starring Theda Bara. This film was based on the 1872 French play Les deux orphelines , by Adolphe D'Ennery and Eugene Cormon [1] which was translated into English by N. Hart Jackson. [2] It was the play that was being performed at the time the Brooklyn Theater Fire broke out. [3] The film was made by Fox Film Corporation and was partially shot on location in Québec, Canada. [4] It is now considered to be lost. [1]

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In 1921 D. W. Griffith made a second adaptation of the play, Orphans of the Storm , starring Dorothy Gish and Lillian Gish. [5]

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References

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  2. "Some Great Old Plays" Munsey Magazine page 123, column 1
  3. Zecher, Henry (2011). William Gillette, America's Sherlock Holmes. Xlibris Corporation. p. 99. ISBN   978-1-453-55582-8.[ self-published source ]
  4. Golden, Eve (1996). Vamp: The Rise and Fall Of Theda Bara. Rowman & Littlefield. p. 61. ISBN   1-887-32200-0.
  5. Brooks, Peter (1976). The Melodramatic Imagination: Balzac, Henry James, Melodrama, and the Mode of Excess : with a New Preface (2 ed.). Yale University Press. p. X. ISBN   0-300-06553-1.