Longfellow - Filmography
The works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow have been adapted for the stage and screen innumerable times. This filmography lists some of the most famous film and television versions of Longfellow's works.
Song of Hiawatha (1997)
A Canadian retelling directed by Jeffrey Shore, starring Litefoot as Hiawatha and Irene Bedard as Minnehaha.
This UK film was directed by Peter Bogdanov and starred Yvonne Bryceland, Joss Buckley, and Jim Carter.
The Legend of Hiawatha (1983)
An animated retelling of Hiawatha, voiced by Tim Atkinson, Barry Edward Blake, Gary Chalk and Anna MacCormick.
Hiawatha: "Shirley Temple's Storybook" (1958)
Forty-one episodes of "Shirley Temple's Storybook" (also known as "The Shirley Temple Show") were aired between January of 1958 and December of 1961. Each of the episodes was a retelling of a children's story or fairy tale, with Shirley Temple as the narrator. She also acted in some of the stories. Longefellow's Hiawatha was adapted for the show and aired on October 13, 1958. It was the twelfth episode of the first season, and starred John Ericson, J. Carrol Naish, Pernell Roberts and Robert Warwick.
This American version of Hiawatha was filmed in color and directed by Kurt Neumann. Vince Edwards starred as Hiawatha, and Yvette Duguay played Minnehaha.
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1948)
John Hoffman directed this black and white movie, which was based on the Longfellow poem. Willard Parker, Edgar Buchanan and Patricia Barry were the film's main stars.
Mountain Rhythm (1939)
Gene Autry and Smiley Burnette starred in this black and white western based on Longfellow's poem "Golden Wedding Day." B. Reeves Eason directed the film, and Gerald Geraghty wrote the screenplay.
The Village Smithy (1936)
In this animated version of Longfellow's "The Village Blacksmith," Porky Pig (voiced by Joe Dougherty) is the blacksmith's assistant. Tex Avery directed this black and white short.
The White Angel (1936)
Directed by William Dieterle and based on Longfellow's poem "Santa Filomena (The Lady With the Lamp)," this black and white film told the story of Florence "Flo" Nightingale. Nightengale was played by Kay Francis, and Nigel Bruce (who played Dr. Watson in the Sherlock Holmes movies) played Dr. West. There were over 125 actors in the film, most of whom were uncredited.
Arguably the most famous version of Evangeline, this movie starred Dolores del Rio as Evangeline and Roland Drew as Gabriel. This black and white version featured talking sequences, as well as a musical score and sound effects.
The Wreck of the Hesperus (1926)
Frank A. Tilley directed this black and white silent short from the United Kingdom. Alexander Butler, Jean Colin, and Darby Foster starred.
Southern Love (1924)
Herbert Langley and Betty Blythe star as Pedro and Dolores in this romantic drama based on Longfellow's poem "The Spanish Student." Directed by Herbert Wilcox, this black and white silent movie was filmed in Vienna. The American title of the movie was A Woman's Secret.
The Courtship of Myles Standish (1923)
Frederick Sullivan directed this black and white silent version of the Courtship of Myles Standish. Charles Ray and Enid Bennett starred as John Alden and Priscilla Mullens, and E. Alyn Warren played Myles Standish. No known prints exist of this "lost" film.
The Village Blacksmith (1922)
This black and white silent version of the Village Blacksmith was directed by John Ford, a native of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's home state of Maine. The story was adapted by Paul H. Sloane. William Walling and Virginia True starred as the blacksmith and his wife.
This version of Evangeline starred Miriam Cooper as the title character, and Albert (Alan) Roscoe as Gabriel. Raoul Walsh directed the black and white silent film.
The Village Blacksmith (1917)
A.E. Coleby and Arthur Rooke directed this black and white silent film made in the United Kingdom. Coleby and Rooke also star in the movie, along with Janet Alexander.
This version of Evangeline was the first Canadian feature film. It was a black and white silent film directed by William H. Cavanaugh, who also starred as Rene LeBlanc. Laura Lyman played the role of Evangeline.
The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere (1914)
This black and white short, directed by Charles Brabin, starred Augustus Phillips as Revere, Saul Harrison as John Hancock, and Harry Linson as General Gage.
The Village Blacksmith (1913)
Directed by Harry A. Pollard, this black and white silent short starred Pollard as The Village Blacksmith, Marie Walcamp as his daughter, and Joe Mattice and Antrim Short as his sons.
King Robert of Sicily (1913)
This black and white silent short starred E.H. Calvert, William Bailey, John Steppling, and Charles Hitchcock.
His Mother's Birthday (1913)
A black and white silent short starring William E. Shay.
Also known as Hiawatha: The Indian Passion Play (copyright title), this was the first film to star only Native Americans. The black and white silent short starred Joe Biller, Hilde Hadges and Soon-goot.
The Flaming Forge (1913)
Based on Longfellow's poem "The Village Blacksmith," this black and white silent western was directed by Colin Campbell, written by Lanier Bartlett, and starred Bessie Eyton, William Hutchinson, and Wheeler Oakman.
This black and white silent short, which starred Viola Barry and Hobart Bosworth (who also directed) was made in the United States.
The Courtship of Miles Standish (1910)
A black and white silent short starring Hobart Bosworth and Betty Hart. The film was made in the United States and directed by Otis Turner.
A black and white silent short starring Gladys Hulette and William V. Ranous. Ranous also directed the film, which was made in the United States.
Starring Gene Gauntier as Evangeline. A black and white silent film made in the United States.
A black and white silent film made in the United States.
The Village Blacksmith (1897)
A black and white silent comedy short made in the United Kingdom.
This list has been taken from the Internet Movie Database (www.imdb.com).