The Prodigal Son (1907)
Original title: L'enfant Prodigue
|Directors||Michel Carré, Jean Benoit-Lévy|
(Original) L'enfant Prodigue
(France, 1907) Pathé Frères
(USA, 12. October, 1907) Pathé Frères
(US Import) Pathé Frères
CategoriesBased on the Bible Biblical Drama Black and White Drama Family Relationship Father-Son Relationship Forgiveness Grace Lost Film Pantomime Parable Parable of the Prodigal Son Redemption Silent Film DramaBased on the Bible, Biblical Drama, Black and White, Family Relationship, Father-Son Relationship, Forgiveness, Grace, Lost Film, Pantomime, Parable, Parable of the Prodigal Son, Redemption, Silent Film
The prodigal son, the character of one of the most touching parables of the Gospel, after having lived in debauchery and dissipated all his fortune, returns to the fold where his father, moved with compassion in the face of his misery and forgetting his past grievances, welcomes with open arms the found son.
Source: Pathe Freres - Translated
A play in three parts. It is supposed to be the first long feature film released in Europe. The film was an unmodified filmed record of Michael Carré's own staged play. A shorter version of from 1900 seems to have survived, about 8 minutes(215 meters) long, and this is a possible remake of that one.