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The 28 Oct 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that production had begun on Michael O'Halloran at that Thomas Ince Studios in Culver City, CA. Novelist Gene Stratton-Porter was personally supervising the film, and her daughter, Jeanette Helen Porter, was assisting director James Leo Meehan. Tennant Wright was production manager. Michael O'Halloran was slated a "the first of a series of screen adaptations of [Stratton-Porter's] popular ... More Less

The 28 Oct 1922 Exhibitors Trade Review reported that production had begun on Michael O'Halloran at that Thomas Ince Studios in Culver City, CA. Novelist Gene Stratton-Porter was personally supervising the film, and her daughter, Jeanette Helen Porter, was assisting director James Leo Meehan. Tennant Wright was production manager. Michael O'Halloran was slated a "the first of a series of screen adaptations of [Stratton-Porter's] popular novels." More Less

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DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
28 Oct 1922
p. 1412.
DETAILS
Release Date:
10 June 1923
Production Date:
October -- November 1922
Copyright Claimant:
Gene Stratton-Porter Productions
Copyright Date:
16 May 1923
Copyright Number:
LP18974
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,600
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

"Two stories are interwoven in this plot, the marital troubles of the wealthy Minturns and the adventures of Mickey O'Halloran and his little crippled girl pal being utilized as contrasting examples of life amid riches and poverty" ( Exhibitors Trade Review, 7 Jul 1923). Orphan newsboy Michael O'Halloran "adopts" Peaches, a little crippled girl, when her grandmother's death leaves her alone in the world. A chance acquaintance with lawyer Douglas Bruce draws Michael into contact with the Hardings, a farm couple, who bring Michael and Peaches to the country. Wholesome food and good fresh air give Peaches the strength to walk. Also friends of Douglas Bruce are the James Minturns, a wealthy young couple whose marriage breaks up over Nellie Minturn's neglect of their children for a society life. Nellie eventually realizes her error, devotes herself to hospital work, and is reunited with James while bird-calling in the ... +


"Two stories are interwoven in this plot, the marital troubles of the wealthy Minturns and the adventures of Mickey O'Halloran and his little crippled girl pal being utilized as contrasting examples of life amid riches and poverty" ( Exhibitors Trade Review, 7 Jul 1923). Orphan newsboy Michael O'Halloran "adopts" Peaches, a little crippled girl, when her grandmother's death leaves her alone in the world. A chance acquaintance with lawyer Douglas Bruce draws Michael into contact with the Hardings, a farm couple, who bring Michael and Peaches to the country. Wholesome food and good fresh air give Peaches the strength to walk. Also friends of Douglas Bruce are the James Minturns, a wealthy young couple whose marriage breaks up over Nellie Minturn's neglect of their children for a society life. Nellie eventually realizes her error, devotes herself to hospital work, and is reunited with James while bird-calling in the woods. +

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