A famous painter chances to see one day the lines of Heine's poem, "Die Lorelei." This gives him the inspiration to paint the subject, and his daughter poses as the maid of mystery. But he ... See full summary »

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J. Searle Dawley
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Ben F. Wilson ... The Young Fisherman
Laura Sawyer ... The Artist's Daughter
Charles Sutton Charles Sutton ... The Artist
Jessie McAllister ... The Young Fisherman's Wife
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A famous painter chances to see one day the lines of Heine's poem, "Die Lorelei." This gives him the inspiration to paint the subject, and his daughter poses as the maid of mystery. But he needs a model for the fisherman who was drowned while trying to reach this maid of the rocks, so he inserted an advertisement in the paper. A young and handsome fisherman sees this and, being urged on by his wife, applies and is engaged to pose for the painter. The artist's daughter becomes interested in the rough but handsome fisher lad, and in the spirit of flirtation proceeds to lure him on. When she realizes that he is falling under her spell she becomes fascinated by the spirit of conquest. Heedless of results, she draws him on into an entanglement of love as the picture progresses. His wife realizes that a great something has taken her husband away from her, and she kneels in prayer, asking for the love that her heart craves for, and the prayer is answered. The daughter falls asleep by her ... Written by Moving Picture World synopsis

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

25 January 1913 (USA) See more »

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Edison Company See more »
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Silent

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1.33 : 1
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Some lovely double exposures are poorly framed
13 July 2017 | by deickemeyerSee all my reviews

A picture suggested by an old legend of the Rhine. It is set in modern life, was taken along the seashore, and is a tragic love story in which a foolish woman from the city makes sport with the heart of a simple fisherman. As the Lorelei drew the boatman to his destruction on the rocks, she draws this man away from his worthy mate. The trouble with it is chiefly that motion pictures show this kind of story a bit too clearly to be really attractive. In this case the scenes are full of beauty, the beauty of the never resting sea and of its yeasty billows. The photography is only fair; we see the waves and the rocks well, but the faces are too often hidden so that the acting is lost. Some lovely double exposures are poorly framed, and so are made to seem artificial. The scene choosing is perfect. Laura Sawyer plays the woman, the daughter of an artist (Charles Sutton). Benjamin Wilson is the fisherman, and Jessie McAllister is the wife. The offering stands on its scenes. - The Moving Picture World, February 8, 1913


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