Nanette of the Wilds (1916)

Drama | 26 November 1916

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HISTORY

The original title of the film was Minette o' the Woods ... More Less

The original title of the film was Minette o' the Woods . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
23 Dec 16
p. 1397.
MPN
9 Dec 16
p. 3667.
New York Times
27 May 16
p. 1577.
NYDM
2 Dec 16
pp. 27-28.
Wid's
30 Nov 16
p. 1142.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Minette o' the Woods
Release Date:
26 November 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players Film Co.
Copyright Date:
24 November 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9596
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nanette's Canadian upbringing has been peaceful despite the fact that her father is the leader of a band of smugglers. Then, however, when Baptiste, a half-breed member of the gang, kills his wife, Constable Thomas O'Brien of the mounted police arrives not only to investigate the murder, but the gang's smuggling activities as well. Nanette and Thomas become friends and then fall in love, but because she is unaware of the precise nature of the crime that Baptiste committed, she helps him get away from the authorities. When she finds out that he is a murderer, however, she agrees to help Thomas capture him, first making sure that her father and the rest of the gang will be safe from prosecution. After he catches Baptiste and prepares to take him to prison, Thomas promises to return to Nanette and marry ... +


Nanette's Canadian upbringing has been peaceful despite the fact that her father is the leader of a band of smugglers. Then, however, when Baptiste, a half-breed member of the gang, kills his wife, Constable Thomas O'Brien of the mounted police arrives not only to investigate the murder, but the gang's smuggling activities as well. Nanette and Thomas become friends and then fall in love, but because she is unaware of the precise nature of the crime that Baptiste committed, she helps him get away from the authorities. When she finds out that he is a murderer, however, she agrees to help Thomas capture him, first making sure that her father and the rest of the gang will be safe from prosecution. After he catches Baptiste and prepares to take him to prison, Thomas promises to return to Nanette and marry her. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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