Evangeline (1929 film)

Evangeline is a 1929 American synchronized sound film directed by Edwin Carewe and starring Dolores del Río. While the film has no audible dialog, it was released with a synchronized musical score with sound effects using both the sound-on-disc and sound-on-film process. The film was based on a Arthur Hopkins produced play that made it to Broadway in 1913. It is the last film version of the 1847 poem of the same name by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow that did not include any dialogue.[1][2]

Cinematographer Robert Kurrle and director Edwin Carewe filming a dusk scene for Evangeline
Directed byEdwin Carewe
Written byFinis Fox (scenario & intertitles)
Based onEvangeline
by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Produced byJoseph M. Schenck
StarringDolores del Río
CinematographyRobert Kurrle
Al M. Green
Edited byJeanne Spencer
Music byHugo Riesenfeld
Distributed byUnited Artists
Release date
  • August 24, 1929 (1929-08-24)
Running time
9 reels (8,268 feet)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSound (Synchronized)
English Intertitles

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The film featured a theme song entitled "Evangeline" which was composed by Al Jolson and Billy Rose.

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Complete prints of Evangeline are held by the Library of Congress and the UCLA Film and Television Archive.[3]

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