Synopsis by Hal Erickson
George Eliot's novel Adam Bede has been around for over a century and a half, so it's no surprise that it has been subject to stage, screen and TV adaptations during that time (most recently, it was a BBC television miniseries). The 1918 adaptation of Adam Bede was a six-reeler produced in England by International Exclusives, Inc.Bransby Williams plays the title role, the grandson of a country squire. At considerable danger to his own reputation, Adam Bede comes to the rescue of a humble farmer's niece, Ivy Close who has been accused of killing her own out-of-wedlock child. Adam Bede was directed by Maurice Elvey, who during his lengthy career on both sides of the Atlantic helmed some 300 pictures, many of them literary adaptations.
accusation, cousin, damsel-in-distress, escapades, false-accusation, farming, film-studio, forbidden-love, grandson, illegitimate-child, invasion, massage-parlor, murder, niece, nightclub, nudity, UFO (Unidentified Flying Object), unemployment