Fighting Blood (1916)

Drama | 20 February 1916

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HISTORY

MPN calls this the first Fox film made in Los Angeles. The film was also called His Fighting Blood . Some scenes in the film were shot in the Mojave Desert in California, and in the San Bernardino Mountains. This film was re-issued by Fox on 29 Dec ... More Less

MPN calls this the first Fox film made in Los Angeles. The film was also called His Fighting Blood . Some scenes in the film were shot in the Mojave Desert in California, and in the San Bernardino Mountains. This film was re-issued by Fox on 29 Dec 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
25 Jan 19
p. 651.
MPN
4 Mar 16
p. 1324.
MPW
4 Mar 16
p. 1550.
MPW
28 Oct 16
p. 26.
MPW
11 Jan 19
p. 252, 525
New York Times
21 Feb 16
p. 9.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
His Fighting Blood
Release Date:
20 February 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
20 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7667
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When lumberman Lem Hardy falls in love with Evie Colby, the owner's daughter, superintendent Harry Blake, who also loves her, trumps up a payroll robbery charge against Lem in order to get him thrown in jail. In prison, Lem finds religion and becomes a minister, and upon his release he goes to a small Western town where Evie and Harry, long since married, also live. In a drunken rage, Harry tries to murder Evie, but is himself killed. Then, after hearing Lem preach about Mary Magdalene, Evie decides to make some changes in her life, which has been less than scrupulous since her marriage. Even after the sermon, Lem continues as Evie's inspiration, when the minister and his newly found disciple decide to get ... +


When lumberman Lem Hardy falls in love with Evie Colby, the owner's daughter, superintendent Harry Blake, who also loves her, trumps up a payroll robbery charge against Lem in order to get him thrown in jail. In prison, Lem finds religion and becomes a minister, and upon his release he goes to a small Western town where Evie and Harry, long since married, also live. In a drunken rage, Harry tries to murder Evie, but is himself killed. Then, after hearing Lem preach about Mary Magdalene, Evie decides to make some changes in her life, which has been less than scrupulous since her marriage. Even after the sermon, Lem continues as Evie's inspiration, when the minister and his newly found disciple decide to get married. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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