Enoch Arden (1915)

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Synopsis by Janiss Garza

This adaptation of the Tennyson poem is graced with the presence of silent luminary Lillian Gish as Annie Lee. Three children -- Philip Ray, Annie Lee and an orphan, Enoch Arden, grow up together, and when they reach adulthood (with handsome Wallace Reid as Philip and a miscast Alfred Paget as Enoch), both boys fall in love with Annie. Annie chooses Enoch, but Philip remains their friend. The couple have two children, and to support his family, Enoch goes on a long voyage. The ship wrecks and he is gone for ten ye ars. While Annie waits for him, Philip takes care of her and the children. Finally Philip convinces that her Enoch is dead and they marry. But Enoch does return home. When he discovers how good Philip has been to Annie and his children, he goes away and dies on the seashore.