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This was the first production of Vivian Martin for Morosco with whom she had recently signed a long-term contract. Some release charts list this as a Pallas production, but their participation in the film is doubtful, although they shared studio facilities with Morosco. The copyright records list the author of the film as Alice Fair Saxman, while reviews list the scenarist as Alice von Saxmar, as do Paramount studio records. The studio records credit Helen, not Alice, Knowland, as the actress playing Jane Rutherford, but this attribution is probably an ... More Less

This was the first production of Vivian Martin for Morosco with whom she had recently signed a long-term contract. Some release charts list this as a Pallas production, but their participation in the film is doubtful, although they shared studio facilities with Morosco. The copyright records list the author of the film as Alice Fair Saxman, while reviews list the scenarist as Alice von Saxmar, as do Paramount studio records. The studio records credit Helen, not Alice, Knowland, as the actress playing Jane Rutherford, but this attribution is probably an error. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Aug 16
p. 399.
MPN
12 Aug 16
p. 941.
MPW
19 Aug 16
p. 1233, 1299
Variety
12 Aug 16
p. 1150.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 August 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Oliver Morosco Photoplay Co.
Copyright Date:
22 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8794
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Nell, a beautiful mountain girl, is a member of the Serviss family, rivals of the neighboring Rutherford family. Nell is engaged to Jim Serviss, who is the head of their clan, but when, by accident, she meets a stranger who has come to stay with the Rutherfords, they become infatuated. The stranger spends much of his time examining and chipping away at rocks, causing an intense curiosity among the mountaineers, who suspect that he is a "revenuer." When Nell learns that the stranger is searching for radium, she shows him a deposit rich in ore located near the Serviss still. On the night of a big dance, the Serviss still is burned by revenue officers and the mountain people are convinced that the stranger is to blame. Nell rushes to the Rutherford cabin to warn the stranger who is revealed to be Rolf Rutherford. When Jim arrives, Nell saves Rolf's life by telling Jim that she will marry the stranger. Soon after Jim leaves, however, Nell goes after him and admits that it is only he who she loves and that she lied to save him from committing ... +


Nell, a beautiful mountain girl, is a member of the Serviss family, rivals of the neighboring Rutherford family. Nell is engaged to Jim Serviss, who is the head of their clan, but when, by accident, she meets a stranger who has come to stay with the Rutherfords, they become infatuated. The stranger spends much of his time examining and chipping away at rocks, causing an intense curiosity among the mountaineers, who suspect that he is a "revenuer." When Nell learns that the stranger is searching for radium, she shows him a deposit rich in ore located near the Serviss still. On the night of a big dance, the Serviss still is burned by revenue officers and the mountain people are convinced that the stranger is to blame. Nell rushes to the Rutherford cabin to warn the stranger who is revealed to be Rolf Rutherford. When Jim arrives, Nell saves Rolf's life by telling Jim that she will marry the stranger. Soon after Jim leaves, however, Nell goes after him and admits that it is only he who she loves and that she lied to save him from committing murder. +

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Legend
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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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