The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England
The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England is a 1914 American silent comedy-drama film directed by Maurice Tourneur and starring Vivian Martin. Based on the 1910 play of the same name by Owen Davis that ran on Broadway starring Marguerite Clark, the film was shot in Fort Lee, New Jersey by the World Film Corporation.
|The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England|
|Directed by||Maurice Tourneur|
|Produced by||William A. Brady|
|Written by||Maurice Tourneur (scenario)|
|Based on||The Wishing Ring|
by Owen Davis
|Cinematography||John van den Broek|
|Distributed by||World Film Company|
The film was thought to have been lost but a 16mm print of the film was rediscovered by film historian Kevin Brownlow in England. In 2012, it was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant".
- Vivian Martin - Sally, The parson's daughter
- Alec B. Francis - The Earl of Bateson
- Chester Barnett - The Earl's Son Giles
- Gyp Williams - The Orphan
- Simeon Wiltsie - The Parson
- Walter Morton - Mr. Annesley
- Johnny Hines - Jolly Boy (billed as John Hines)
- Rose Melville - Sis Hopkins
- Frederick Truesdell
- Holbrook Blinn
- James Young
- The Wishing Ring at silentera.com database
- Soister, John T. (2012). American Silent Horror, Science Fiction and Fantasy Feature Films, 1913-1929. McFarland. p. 329. ISBN 0-786-48790-9.
- Fort Lee: Birthplace of the Motion Picture Industry. Arcadia Publishing. 2006. p. 78. ISBN 0-738-54501-5.
- "2012 National Film Registry". cbsnews.com. Retrieved May 23, 2013.
- King, Susan (December 19, 2012). "National Film Registry selects 25 films for preservation". Los Angeles Times.
- The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England on IMDb
- The Wishing Ring: An Idyll of Old England at AllMovie