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The 16 Apr 1921 Camera reported that the husband and wife directors were shooting that week in Whittier, ... More Less

The 16 Apr 1921 Camera reported that the husband and wife directors were shooting that week in Whittier, CA. More Less

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Camera
16 Apr 1921
p. 15.
DETAILS
Release Date:
30 October 1921
Production Date:
March--April 1921
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
20 September 1921
Copyright Number:
LP16976
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
7,851
Length(in reels):
8
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When his parents become convinced that he has inherited criminal tendencies, Jimmy Wallingford leaves home with his adopted brother, "Toad." In a nearby town, Toad discovers signs of oil on the Curtis farm, where Mary, Jimmy's new girl friend, lives, but their investments come to nothing. Suddenly, J. Rufus arrives in town disguised as an East Indian, making great promises to the people. He and Blackie purchase some land, "strike" oil (pumped from tank cars), and sell oil stock to the populace; but Henry Beegoode denies having sold land to Wallingford, and the third copy of the bill of sale is stolen. During an oil fire that traps Jimmy and his friends, Wallingford admits that the well is a fake -- a scheme to expose Beegoode. The bill of sale is regained from Beegoode, and Jimmy has an authentic ... +


When his parents become convinced that he has inherited criminal tendencies, Jimmy Wallingford leaves home with his adopted brother, "Toad." In a nearby town, Toad discovers signs of oil on the Curtis farm, where Mary, Jimmy's new girl friend, lives, but their investments come to nothing. Suddenly, J. Rufus arrives in town disguised as an East Indian, making great promises to the people. He and Blackie purchase some land, "strike" oil (pumped from tank cars), and sell oil stock to the populace; but Henry Beegoode denies having sold land to Wallingford, and the third copy of the bill of sale is stolen. During an oil fire that traps Jimmy and his friends, Wallingford admits that the well is a fake -- a scheme to expose Beegoode. The bill of sale is regained from Beegoode, and Jimmy has an authentic strike. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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