(Reel 1) In all Ireland there existed no more beautiful estate than Tore Cregan, the baronial home of the Cregans. But with all its natural beauty, a shadow, in the form of a heavy mortgage, hung over the estate. Mrs. Cregan, therefore, laid careful plans that her son, Hardress should marry Anne Chute, whose fortune would lift the indebtedness of the family. But her plans were shattered when Hardress met Eily O'Connor, "The Colleen Bawn." Hardress wooed the simple maid and quietly married her. It was easy to persuade her to keep the secret; she did not aspire to a place by his side in the world. Knowing nothing of the nuptials, Mrs. Cregan resented the attentions of Kyrle Daly to Anne and informed her son, who shocked her by his indifference. Squire Corrigan, the holder of the mortgage, offered Mrs. Cregan two alternatives before he foreclosed: she must either marry him or secure Anne's written consent to marry Hardress. He told her of Hardress' meetings with the Colleen, which the ...
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Before this film, multi-reel films were exhibited in different days.
"Motography" (October, 1911 pp.186) from Library of Congress: October 16 is the release date, all three reels being put on the market at the same time. In this respect Kalem is following the lead of several other of the manufacturers. It is a good idea, this thing of releasing all of a several-reel subject on the same date instead of on successive dates. It enables the maker to get out better advertising matter and to place it more judiciously, while the exhibitor may run the different parts on succeeding nights, if he chooses, or he may show them as an entire program and feature it in his ' own advertising. No matter which way is preferable, the exhibitor is given a choice, which is always a good thing. See more
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