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Regeneration (1915 film)

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Genre  Biography, Crime, Drama
Story by  Walter C. Hackett
Country  United States
6.8/10 IMDb

Director  Raoul Walsh
Screenplay  Raoul Walsh
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Language  Silent film English intertitles
Release date  September 13, 1915 (1915-09-13)
Based on  My Mamie Rose  by Owen Frawley Kildare The Regeneration  by Walter C. Hackett and Owen Frawley Kildare
Writer  Owen Frawley Kildare (book), Raoul Walsh (adapted from the book: "My Mamie Rose"), Carl Harbaugh (adapted from the book: "My Mamie Rose")
Cast  James A. Marcus (Jim Conway), Maggie Weston (Maggie Conway), John McCann (Owen Conway), Harry McCoy (Owen - Age Seventeen (as H. McCoy)), Rockliffe Fellowes (Owen - Age Twenty-Five), William Sheer (Skinny - One of the Gang)
Similar movies  Related Raoul Walsh movies
Tagline  WILLIAM FOX Presents

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Regeneration is a 1915 American silent biographical crime drama co-written and directed by Raoul Walsh. The film, which was the first full-length feature film directed by Walsh, stars Rockliffe Fellowes and Anna Q. Nilsson and was adapted for the screen by Carl Harbaugh and Walsh from the memoir My Mamie Rose, by Owen Frawley Kildare and the adapted play by Kildare and Walter C. Hackett.


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Cited as one of the first full-length gangster films, Regeneration tells the story of a poor orphan who rises to control the mob until he meets a woman for whom he wants to change.

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The story follows the life of Owen (Rockliffe Fellowes), a young Irish American boy who is forced into a life a poverty after his mother dies. As a result, Owen is forced to live on the street eventually turning to a life of crime. Owen is eventually reformed, however, by the benevolent Marie Deering (Anna Q. Nilsson). Also featured is a fire aboard an excursion ferry, much like the General Slocum disaster of 1904.


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  • Rockliffe Fellowes - Owen Conway
  • James A. Marcus - Jim Conway
  • Anna Q. Nilsson - Marie 'Mamie Rose' Deering
  • Maggie Weston - Maggie Conway
  • Willam Sheer - Skinny
  • Carl Harbaugh - District Attorney Ames
  • John McCann - Owen Conway (10 years old)
  • Harry McCoy - Owen Conway (17 years old)
  • Release

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    The film was originally released on September 13, 1915 to critical acclaim and was a box office hit. It was re-released to theaters on January 12, 1919.

    Status and preservation

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    Regeneration was previously thought to be lost but was rediscovered in the 1970s. A copy of the film is preserved and held by the Museum of Modern Art Department of Film and the Film Preservation Associates.

    In 2000, Regeneration was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant".

    Home media

    In 2001, Regeneration was released on Region 1 DVD by Image Entertainment along with the 1915 film Young Romance in 2001. The same two-film set was released on manufactured-on-demand DVD by Image Entertainment in 2012. The film is currently in the public domain.


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