An American production team shooting in Ireland with a screenplay based on a true crime scandal that fascinated the entire nation… Who said silent films were boring?
This picture is important in showcasing the international nature of the Kalem film studio and it also is a fascinating glimpse of Ireland. That being said, the performances are pretty inconsistent with director Sidney Olcott being egregiously hammy. Still, anybody interested in Irish history should enjoy this one.
How does it end? Hover or tap below for a spoiler.
Unlike real life, the Colleen Bawn gets a happy ending with her aristocratic lover.
If it were a dessert it would be: Gingerbread White Chocolate Chip Softies. Softer and sweeter than you remember.
Availability: Released on DVD and also available for free and legal streaming courtesy of the Irish Film Institute.
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