Kathleen Mavourneen


55m 1930

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 20, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Kathleen Mavourneen by Dion Boucicault (production date undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,196ft (6 reels)

Synopsis

Kathleen, an Irish lassie, comes to New York to marry Terry, a plumber. At a celebration in her Aunt Nora's flat, she meets Dan Moriarity, a political boss whom she regards as a "great gentleman." He invites her to his home on Long Island, and his attentions cause Terry to treat her with a jealous protectiveness. But Moriarity proposes marriage to her and informs Terry that they are to wed. At the wedding, however, a man accuses Moriarity's men of a gang killing; Moriarity shoots him in the back before Kathleen and tells the butler to dispose of the body. Terrified, and stopping only long enough to return her wedding ring, Kathleen rushes from the room and finds consolation in the arms of Terry.

Film Details

Release Date
Jun 20, 1930
Premiere Information
not available
Production Company
Tiffany Productions, Inc.
Country
United States
Screenplay Information
Based on the play Kathleen Mavourneen by Dion Boucicault (production date undetermined).

Technical Specs

Duration
55m
Sound
Mono (RCA Photophone System)
Color
Black and White
Film Length
5,196ft (6 reels)

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Notes

In 1913, a one-reel film of "Kathleen Mavourneen" was produced by Thomas A. Edison, Inc. and a three reel film was produced by Imp and released by Universal Film Mfg. Co. Fox produced a version in 1919 that starred Theda Bara and was directed by Charles J. Brabin (see AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1911-20; F1.2334). A British version, also starring Sally O'Neil and directed by Norman Lee, was made in 1937. However, some of these films are based on source material other than the play, and some of their plots vary.