St. Elmo (1910 Vitagraph film)

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St. Elmo
Vitagraph St. Elmo.jpg
An advertisement for the film in The New York Dramatic Mirror
Produced byVitagraph
Release date
  • April 23, 1910 (1910-04-23)
CountryUnited States
LanguagesSilent film
English intertitles

St. Elmo is a 1910 American silent short drama produced by the Vitagraph.


Release and reception

The single reel drama, approximately 927 feet long, was released on April 23, 1910.[1] Vitagraph announced it as "a sparkling gem in a surrounding of the most brilliant settings."[2]

A review in the Moving Picture World called it an "adequate representation of the main theme of Augusta Evans Wilson's novel of the same name".[3]

The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film does not list the film in its adaptations of the novel, but it does include the more prominently known Thanhouser version of St. Elmo that was released on March 22, 1910.[4]

See also


The 1910 edition of St. Elmo by Hurst & Company is sometimes marked as having been drawn from a movie. This is incorrect, it was designed to appeal to theater patrons and copyrighted in January 1910.[5] Another 1910 publication by M.A Donahue includes photographs marked as having been produced by Lawrence Co. of Chicago. It does not indicate that it is from the Vitagraph production.[6]


  1. Slide, Anthony (1976). The Big V: A History of the Vitagraph Company. Scarecrow Press. p. 143. ISBN 9780810809673.
  2. Moving Picture World 1910. New York, Chalmers Publishing Company. 1910. p. 478.
  3. Moving Picture World 1910. New York, Chalmers Publishing Company. 1910. p. 747.
  4. Goble, Alan (1999). The Complete Index to Literary Sources in Film. Walter de Gruyter. p. 504. ISBN 9783110951943. Retrieved 17 March 2015.
  5. Catalog of Copyright Entries. Part 1. [A] Group 1. Books. New Series. Library of Congress - Copyright Office. 1910. p. 1053.
  6. Evans, Augusta J. (1910). St. Elmo. M.A Donahue.