THE OUTLAW AND HIS WIFE (1918):
A stranger who calls himself Kári comes to a farm in the north country. He takes a job as a laborer and the widowed farm owner Halla becomes infatuated with him. The local bailiff, who wants to marry Halla, becomes jealous of Kári. Another man tells the bailiff, that Kári is, in fact, a thief and fugitive escapee named Eyvind. Kári at first denies being Eyvind and then defeats the bailiff in a wrestling contest as a measure of his sincerity (if only election disputes could be resolved so casually). However, when Halla proposes marriage, he confesses the truth of what happened in his earlier impoverished life as Eyvind. When the bailiff returns with others to arrest Eyvind, he and Halla abandon the farm for the bare, cold highlands where they live for many happy years. Unfortunately, that is only the prelude to a further, heartbreaking tragedy.
DVD-R has English intertitles with no subtitles. Approx. 72 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!
The film is a "candid adaptation" of the autobiography of Owen Frawley Kildare, called the Kipling of the Bowery. The story follows the life of Owen, a young, Irish American boy, who is forced into a life of poverty after his mother dies. As a result, Owen is forced to live on the street, eventually turning to a life of crime.
DVD-R has English intertitles with hard-encoded French subtitles. Approx. 71 mins. See film sample for audio and video quality!