Movie 1h 30min

The Prodigal Son (1907)

Original title: L'enfant Prodigue
Not rated.

Facts
Directors Michel Carré, Jean Benoit-Lévy
Country France
Language French
Titles
(Original) L'enfant Prodigue
Production
Distribution
(France, 1907) Pathé Frères
(USA, 12. October, 1907) Pathé Frères
Other
(US Import) Pathé Frères
Categories
Based 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
Descriptions

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.

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Cast
Christiane Mandelys -
Henri Gouget -
Georges Wague -
Gilberte Sergy -
Jeanne Marie Laurent -
Crew
Michel Carré - Writer
Michel Carré - Director
André Wormser - Music (Composer)
Jean Benoit-Lévy - Director