Starring Madge Bellamy and John Bowers
December 9, 1922
"Lorna Doone" is a good picture, although there are no particularly outstanding situations in the plot: it contains nothing that other good pictures do not possess. But because the plot has been founded on so well-known a book, by so famous an author as R.D. Blackmore, it should give far better satisfaction than pictures of similar quality that are based on an original scenario; people become fascinated in seeing the characters of a book they love take flesh and blood, and in going over situations they have visualized.
The story unfolds in the days of English Knighthood and banditry, and deals with a heroine, the King's ward, who, while traveling with her mother, is stolen by bandits. She was then a mere child. She is reared by the bandit leader who, as the years go by, feels more and more affection for her. She accidentally comes upon the hero, a peasant, with whom she had become acquainted in her childhood days, and whom she had never forgotten. The hero eventually rescues her from the hands of the bandits, one of whom was bent upon marrying her. When messengers from the King come to take the heroine away, for the first time it becomes known to the hero that the girl he loves is of Royal blood. But, toward the end, the heroine renounces her titles and follows the dictates of her heart.
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