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Reviews note that this was Mix's first starring role in a feature film as well as his first western drama. Scarborough's original story was entitled "Cupid's Checkerboard." The story included in the copyright holdings bears the phrase, "Suggested for George Walsh and his wife." Walsh was married to Seena Owen at the time. Some sources refer to the film as Cupid's Round-Up or Cupid's Round Up . Some sources refer to actor Frederick R. Clark as Fred ... More Less

Reviews note that this was Mix's first starring role in a feature film as well as his first western drama. Scarborough's original story was entitled "Cupid's Checkerboard." The story included in the copyright holdings bears the phrase, "Suggested for George Walsh and his wife." Walsh was married to Seena Owen at the time. Some sources refer to the film as Cupid's Round-Up or Cupid's Round Up . Some sources refer to actor Frederick R. Clark as Fred Clark. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
26 Jan 18
p. 681.
MPN
12 Jan 18
p. 259.
MPW
26 Jan 18
p. 109, 571, 683
Variety
15 Dec 1917.
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DETAILS
Release Date:
13 January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
13 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11948
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

James Kelly and Tom Baldwin, two old friends, agree that their children, Larry and Helen, should marry. During the month before the marriage, Larry, who plans to have a fling before fulfilling his filial duty, is smitten by a woman he meets on a train. Not realizing that the woman is Helen, he takes a job on the ranch next to hers, and she poses as a maid to sound out her fiancée's character. Tom exposes a group of cattle thieves but is accused of murder and makes a run for it. His horse catches up with a train, and when he jumps through the window, he finds himself facing his future ... +


James Kelly and Tom Baldwin, two old friends, agree that their children, Larry and Helen, should marry. During the month before the marriage, Larry, who plans to have a fling before fulfilling his filial duty, is smitten by a woman he meets on a train. Not realizing that the woman is Helen, he takes a job on the ranch next to hers, and she poses as a maid to sound out her fiancée's character. Tom exposes a group of cattle thieves but is accused of murder and makes a run for it. His horse catches up with a train, and when he jumps through the window, he finds himself facing his future wife. +

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Legend
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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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