Auld Lang Syne: A Great Vitagraph Life-Portrayal



'It is almost a repetition to speak of the best production, yet firms are ever striving to create a record, and thus eclipse their previous efforts. The Vitagraph Company have ever been in the forefront, and once again they have excelled themselves and produced the most artistic and beautiful life-portrayal in their excellent and extensive repertoire. In "Auld Lang Syne", a film of 1,624 feet, and which will be released on February 1st, the company have produced an artistic triumph - a subject which appeals to the heart and carries on the old, old theme, "Gud will to Auld Friends" for the sake of "Auld Lang Syne".
'Among the green hills of Scotland dwelt two farmer lads, Tammas and Geordie, fast friends, as members of the same clan. They are both very much in love with Jenny, a little Scottish lassie, and Geordie dreams of what might be if he were successful in his wooing. Geordie persists inn his attentions to her. He asks her to share her lot with him, but she replies: "I do not lo'e ye, Geordie. I must say ye nay". But quite different does she speak to Tammas: "I do lo'e ye, Tammas," and forthwith they are betrothed. On the happy wedding day Geordie is not invited, and from his home across the way he sees the happy couple enter their new home, while reflectively he stands gazing with his dog Jean from the window.
'Five years have elapsed since the last scene. A child has been born to Tammas and Jenny, a romping little bairn of four years. The old enmity betwixt Tammas and Geordie still exists. Both men are busy about their duties on their respective farms. The child wanders off in the heather, across the hills, and is lost. Geordie starts out at daybreak with his herd of sheep, and find the discarded torch. He is puzzled until later his good dog Jean comes to him with the child's tam-o'-shanter, persisting in her master going with her to the place where she discovered the child, whom Geordie rescues and hastens with to the distracted parents. Tammas relents in his enmity towards Geordie; and the two men shake hands and once more become friends. Jenny brings a flask, from which they both fill their cups and "drink a cup of kindness", making up their differences with the words of "Auld Lang Syne".'

TitleAuld Lang Syne: A Great Vitagraph Life-Portrayal
Date1912-01-11
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SourceThe Bioscope