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Annie Laurie (1927)

The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie.

Director:

John S. Robertson

Writers:

Marian Ainslee (titles), Ruth Cummings (titles) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Lillian Gish ... Annie Laurie
Norman Kerry ... Ian Macdonald
Creighton Hale ... Donald
Joseph Striker ... Alastair
Hobart Bosworth ... The MacDonald Chieftain
Patricia Avery ... Enid
Russell Simpson ... Sandy
Brandon Hurst ... The Campbell Chieftain
David Torrence ... Sir Robert Laurie
Frank Currier ... Cameron of Lochiel
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The story of the famous battle between the Scots clans of Macdonald and Campbell, and the young woman who comes between them, Annie Laurie.

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Taglines:

A Thundering Drama of Scottish Highlands! A Spectacle of Never Ending Wonder! You'll Love it as You Love the Song! (Print Ad- Cortland Democrat, ((Cortland, NY)) 30 March 1928)

Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 May 1927 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Anna Laurie See more »

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Budget:

$916,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Silent

Color:

Black and White | Color (2-strip Technicolor) (finale)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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In 1987, a film collector donated a copy of this film to the Oregon Historical Society which then gave the film to the Library of Congress for restoration. See more »

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A rarely seen gem.
20 October 2002 | by kdowlingSee all my reviews

A copy of this film was recently found and restored by the U.S. Library of Congress. It is well written, directed, acted and filmed. It is about the need to end cycles of vendettas and the courage required to say that you will not allow the cycle of death and hatred to continue. It is about the fact that humans by nature are loving and that only a perverse heart hates indefinitely. This is a story about courage and the cowardice of people who misuse power to their own petty ends.

Some dangerous stunts from a time in which leads did their own stunt work. Miss Gish's fall down a mountain face might not have been as dangerous as jumping around on ice flows as in Way Down East. Yet it reminds us of a time when actors no only did their own stunts in uncontrolled environments but COULD ACT as well!


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