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On the Banks of Allan Water

The course of true love certainly doesn't run smooth in this unlikely Scottish drama from the Clarendon Film Company.

Drama 1916 49 mins Silent


Inspired by a popular 18th century ballad, this drama from the Clarendon Film Company is a contemporary setting of the tale in which a baronet's son falls for a miller’s daughter, who he spies on the banks of the eponymous Scottish river. Authentic locations and a terrific storm scene partially rescue this implausible modern retelling, in which the heroine appears to attempt suicide when the hero has trouble extracting himself from a dinner party.