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The Song that Reached His Heart

Year: 1910
Format: 35mm Black & White
Director: J Dawley
Cinematographer: Henry Cronjager
Cast: Mabel Trunnelle, James Gordon, Herbert Prior, Richard Neill, Laura Sawyer
Production Company: Edison Company, Canadian Pacific Railway

The Song that Reached His Heart – one of two surviving dramatic films (the other being An Unselfish Love) from the series of thirteen produced by the Edison Company for the Canadian Pacific Railway to promote immigration – tells of a British Columbia lumberjack and his nostalgia for his childhood sweetheart, who used to sing to him. Unbeknownst to him, she arrives at the same hotel where he is staying. About to steal to pay his gambling debts, he overhears an attempt to rob her and rescues her, then discovers who she is.

By: Peter Morris