In Olde England, highwaymen in the wilds of Devon kidnap a nobleman's young daughter, abandoning her mother. Years pass. Little Lorna Doone grows into womanhood, meeting a dashing young man down by the river. But will the Devon gang approve? Atmospheric director Maurice Tourneur correctly credited the birth of the motion picture to Eadward Muybridge's multiple-sequence photographs taken on Leland Stanford's horse farm in California in 1878. Kino has just released the DVD of Tourneur's 1922 "Lorna Doone". The full-frame, color-tinted transfer includes a bio, a stills gallery, and an original New York Times review. Maurice Tourneur was born near Paris in 1873. He moved to World Pictures in New Jersey in 1915. He became renowned for "his mastery of set design and thoughtful lighting." He shot through arches and canyons to trumpet "Lorna Doone" in 1922. Tourneur moved to Hollywood. But at MGM, his last American film was 1929's "The Mysterious Island", a clumsy jumble of tacky miniatures and filmed conversation. Someone else finished the movie. Tourneur lost a leg in a car accident in 1949. Maurice Tourneur died in Paris in 1961. The lead role in "Lorna Doone" is played by Madge Bellamy. Later, in 1932, Bellamy took a leading role in "White Zombie" to bolster a fading film career. But just three years later, she had a small role in "Metropolitan" that was uncredited. John Bowers stars as John Ridd in "Lorna Doone". Though a movie star, Bower's career was also ironic. The advent of sound ended his career. After attending a party, the distraught 36-year-old Bowers committed suicide by rowing into the ocean and drowning himself. It is believed that his demise was the inspiration for the fictional Norman Maine in "A Star is Born". Legacies are long-lasting. Maurice Tourneur was the father of Jacques Tourneur, who directed "Curse of the Demon" in 1957, and "The Comedy of Terrors(1964)" starring Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, Boris Karloff, and Basil Rathbone.