Tess of the D’Urbervilles
B&W : Feature film
Directed by Marshall Neilan
Cast: Blanche Sweet [Tess Durbeyfield], Conrad Nagel [Angel Clare], Stuart Holmes [Alex D’Urberville], George Fawcett [John Durbeyfield], Victory Bateman [Joan Durbeyfield], Courtenay Foote [Dick], Joseph J. Dowling [the priest]
Metro-Goldwyn Pictures Corporation production; distributed by Metro-Goldwyn Distributing Corporation. / Scenario by Dorothy Farnum, from the novel Tess of the D’Urbervilles by Thomas Hardy. / Standard 35mm spherical 1.37:1 format. / The capture sequence was shot at Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England. The film was previewed in Edendale, California. Two endings were shot with the intentions that exhibitors would be allowed to choose which ending they would show. Eventually, the film was released with the hanging ending as Hardy wrote it.
Survival status: The film is presumed lost.
Current rights holder: (unknown)
Keywords: Authors: Thomas Hardy (1840-1928) - Crime: Murder - Death: Murder - Illegitimate children - United Kingdom: England: Stonehenge - United Kingdom: England: Wiltshire
Listing updated: 20 August 2011.
References: Brownlow-Parade p. 341; Drew-Speaking pp. 214, 234, 287; Eames-MGM p. 12.