Based on the song “Kathleen Mavourneen” by Annie Crawford and Frederick Williams Nichols Crouch. It was popular during the American Civil War. “Mavourneen” is a term of endearment derived from the Irish Gaelic mo mhuirnín, meaning “my beloved.”
Irish villager Kathleen is a tenant of Captain Clearfield, who controls local judges and criminals. Her father owes Clearfield a large debt. Terence O’More saves the village from Clearfield, causing a large celebration.
Film historian Charles Musser writes of Porter’s adaptation, “O’More not only rescues Kathleen from the villain but, through marriage, renews the family for another generation.”
Directors: Edwin S. Porter, Wallace McCutcheon, Sr.
Story by: Thomas Moore
Cinematography: Edwin S. Porter
Cast: N. B. Clarke, H. L. Bascomb, W. R. Floyd, E. M. Leslie, J. McDovall, Kitty O’Neil, Walter Griswoll