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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Guide . Some scenes in this film were shot at Little Bear Lake, CA. Russell E. Smith's story that was the source for the film was called "The Guide." When the film was entitled The Guide , the character played by William Russell was called "Garry ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Guide . Some scenes in this film were shot at Little Bear Lake, CA. Russell E. Smith's story that was the source for the film was called "The Guide." When the film was entitled The Guide , the character played by William Russell was called "Garry Murdock." More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
5 Aug 16
p. 328.
MPN
5 Aug 16
p. 787.
MPW
10 Jun 16
p. 1910.
MPW
1 Jan 16
pp 127-28.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1238.
Variety
11 Aug 16
p. 26.
Wid's
10 Aug 16
p. 780.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Guide
Release Date:
3 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
The American Film Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
3 August 1916
Copyright Number:
LP10809
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When John Condon, the head of a failing publishing house, and his daughter Mabel spend some time in the forest, the latter falls in love with Donald McKenzie, a lumber man who writes poetry in his spare time. After the father and daughter return the city, Donald, under an assumed name, sends John his book of verse, and the publisher is certain that it will become a best seller. John and Mabel return to the woods and bring Maynard Randall, one of Mabel's suitors, with them. Maynard quickly becomes jealous of Donald, so he hires Pierre to kill him, but the marksman only wounds his target, and then, after Pierre is shot while poaching, Donald and Mabel nurse him back to health. A remorseful Pierre then tells the whole story of Maynard's plot, after which Donald and Mabel decide to get married, and John, who has learned that Donald wrote the poems, earns a fortune from the book's ... +


When John Condon, the head of a failing publishing house, and his daughter Mabel spend some time in the forest, the latter falls in love with Donald McKenzie, a lumber man who writes poetry in his spare time. After the father and daughter return the city, Donald, under an assumed name, sends John his book of verse, and the publisher is certain that it will become a best seller. John and Mabel return to the woods and bring Maynard Randall, one of Mabel's suitors, with them. Maynard quickly becomes jealous of Donald, so he hires Pierre to kill him, but the marksman only wounds his target, and then, after Pierre is shot while poaching, Donald and Mabel nurse him back to health. A remorseful Pierre then tells the whole story of Maynard's plot, after which Donald and Mabel decide to get married, and John, who has learned that Donald wrote the poems, earns a fortune from the book's publication. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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