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PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 450.
MPN
5 Jan 18
p. 9, 88
MPN
12 Jan 18
p. 294.
MPW
24 Nov 17
p. 18.
NYDM
5 Jan 18
p. 18.
Variety
4 Jan 18
p. 41.
Wid's
3 Jan 18
p. 848.
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
22 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11878
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Hugh O'Donnell, who is the town blacksmith and leader among the people, is very much in love with Molly Conway, who shows her love for Hugh in mischievous pranks at his expense. Lord Percival Cheltenham owns most of the village and is hated for his war on poachers. One day, Lady Mary Thorne, who is visiting Cheltenham, stops at the blacksmith shop to have her horse shod and, impressed by Hugh's rugged manliness, invites him to visit. Molly, overhearing the conversation, follows Hugh to the manor, where she is seen by Cheltenham, who has been drinking, and dragged inside. That night, Cheltenham's gamekeeper shoots a poacher, and the peasants storm the manor in revenge. Hugh holds them at bay and promises to turn the culprit over to the law. Searching the manor for its master, Hugh breaks into the library and finds Cheltenham with Molly. Believing that they are having an affair, the blacksmith attempts to choke the lord until Molly explains that she had flirted with Cheltenham in order to arouse Hugh's jealousy, and all is ... +


Hugh O'Donnell, who is the town blacksmith and leader among the people, is very much in love with Molly Conway, who shows her love for Hugh in mischievous pranks at his expense. Lord Percival Cheltenham owns most of the village and is hated for his war on poachers. One day, Lady Mary Thorne, who is visiting Cheltenham, stops at the blacksmith shop to have her horse shod and, impressed by Hugh's rugged manliness, invites him to visit. Molly, overhearing the conversation, follows Hugh to the manor, where she is seen by Cheltenham, who has been drinking, and dragged inside. That night, Cheltenham's gamekeeper shoots a poacher, and the peasants storm the manor in revenge. Hugh holds them at bay and promises to turn the culprit over to the law. Searching the manor for its master, Hugh breaks into the library and finds Cheltenham with Molly. Believing that they are having an affair, the blacksmith attempts to choke the lord until Molly explains that she had flirted with Cheltenham in order to arouse Hugh's jealousy, and all is forgiven. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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