On the Banks of Allan Water
Old Style Melodrama
This 1916 British film is built arund the famous song "On the Banks of Allan Water" and details the story of Richard Warden (Basil Gill) who meets the lovely Elsie (Violet Graham) while fishing in Scotland. He falls in love but she is only the miller's daughter, and his uncle has Lady Ida (Grania Grey) in line for his marriage. After Richard and Elsie get trapped in a barn overnight, the village gossips go to town with the scandalous story, but if Richard marries Elsie and not Lady Ida, he'll lose his inheritance! When Elsie hears of his intended marriage, she goes to the Allan Water to drown herself. Static camera work is standard for the time, but the location shooting is quite nice.
- Feb 4, 2018
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By what name was On the Banks of Allan Water (1916) officially released in Canada in English?Answer