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The film was also called Alicia of the Orphans . Motog lists the release date as 9 Oct ... More Less

The film was also called Alicia of the Orphans . Motog lists the release date as 9 Oct 1916. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Oct 16
p. 993.
MPW
4 Nov 16
p. 688.
NYDM
21 Oct 16
p. 27.
Variety
19 Feb 16
p. 1188.
Wid's
19 Oct 16
p. 1045.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Alicia of the Orphans
Release Date:
16 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
15 October 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9326
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Alicia Jones runs away from an orphanage and then puts on boys' clothes in order to get work on a farm. She falls in love with hired hand Harry Deigan, who knows her secret, but when the farm owner learns that Alicia is a woman, he fires her. Alicia goes back to the city, where wealthy mine owner Thomas Deigan adopts her. Meanwhile, Harry discovers that Thomas is his half brother, and decides to investigate his rich relative. He learns that Thomas took the mine illegally from the rightful owner, who, as a young girl, was placed in an orphanage after her mother's death. When further investigation reveals that Alicia is the owner, Harry decides to confront his half brother with the truth just as Thomas is trying to seduce his new daughter. Harry then fights off Thomas, and after seeing that the mine is restored to its real owner, he begins once again the romance that was interrupted when Alicia left the ... +


Alicia Jones runs away from an orphanage and then puts on boys' clothes in order to get work on a farm. She falls in love with hired hand Harry Deigan, who knows her secret, but when the farm owner learns that Alicia is a woman, he fires her. Alicia goes back to the city, where wealthy mine owner Thomas Deigan adopts her. Meanwhile, Harry discovers that Thomas is his half brother, and decides to investigate his rich relative. He learns that Thomas took the mine illegally from the rightful owner, who, as a young girl, was placed in an orphanage after her mother's death. When further investigation reveals that Alicia is the owner, Harry decides to confront his half brother with the truth just as Thomas is trying to seduce his new daughter. Harry then fights off Thomas, and after seeing that the mine is restored to its real owner, he begins once again the romance that was interrupted when Alicia left the farm. +

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