The Roof Tree (1921)

Romance | 25 December 1921

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The 1 Oct 1921 Motion Picture News noted that actor William Russell was beginning The Roof Tree. ... More Less

The 1 Oct 1921 Motion Picture News noted that actor William Russell was beginning The Roof Tree. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motion Picture News
1 Oct 1921
p. 1770.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
Dir of photog
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel The Roof Tree by Charles Neville Buck (Garden City, New York, 1921).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 December 1921
Production Date:
October 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Fox Film Corp.
Copyright Date:
25 December 1921
Copyright Number:
LP17462
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,409
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Ken Thornton flees to Kentucky after the slaying of Sam McTurk, his sister's husband, and takes an assumed name. His close resemblance to the Thornton family is seen by Dorothy Harper and her father, Caleb, and they receive him as one of the family and grow to love him. Jealous of the girl's love for Thornton, Bass Rowlett tries to have him killed; Ken is seriously wounded and challenges Bass to a fight when he regains his strength. After revealing his past to Harper, Ken marries Dorothy under the roof tree planted by Ken's pioneer grandfather on the Harper land. Following the ceremony, Bass brings the sheriff and has Thornton arrested for the murder of Sam McTurk; but Thornton's sister confesses to killing Sam in self-defense. Thornton settles his score with Bass, who is disgraced and sent ... +


Ken Thornton flees to Kentucky after the slaying of Sam McTurk, his sister's husband, and takes an assumed name. His close resemblance to the Thornton family is seen by Dorothy Harper and her father, Caleb, and they receive him as one of the family and grow to love him. Jealous of the girl's love for Thornton, Bass Rowlett tries to have him killed; Ken is seriously wounded and challenges Bass to a fight when he regains his strength. After revealing his past to Harper, Ken marries Dorothy under the roof tree planted by Ken's pioneer grandfather on the Harper land. Following the ceremony, Bass brings the sheriff and has Thornton arrested for the murder of Sam McTurk; but Thornton's sister confesses to killing Sam in self-defense. Thornton settles his score with Bass, who is disgraced and sent away. +

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