"Flare-Up" Sal (1918)

Western | 4 February 1918

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HISTORY

The 17 Nov 1917 and 24 Nov 1917 issues of Motion Picture News reported that actress Dorothy Dalton and a company of forty-to-fifty cast and crew members were currently shooting exteriors in the northern California woods near Santa Cruz for "Flare-Up" Sal. They planned to be there for about ten days.
       The 11 Dec 1917 Motion Picture News, which came out on 4 Dec 1917, noted that "Flare-Up" Sal had completed filming the week before.
       The working title of this film was "Flare Up Sal" of Jimtown. ... More Less

The 17 Nov 1917 and 24 Nov 1917 issues of Motion Picture News reported that actress Dorothy Dalton and a company of forty-to-fifty cast and crew members were currently shooting exteriors in the northern California woods near Santa Cruz for "Flare-Up" Sal. They planned to be there for about ten days.
       The 11 Dec 1917 Motion Picture News, which came out on 4 Dec 1917, noted that "Flare-Up" Sal had completed filming the week before.
       The working title of this film was "Flare Up Sal" of Jimtown. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Exhibitors Trade Review
19 Jan 1918
p. 595.
Exhibitors Trade Review
9 Feb 1918
p. 795.
Exhibitors Trade Review
16 Feb 1918
p. 912.
Motion Picture News
17 Nov 1917
p. 3478.
Motion Picture News
24 Nov 1917
p. 3655.
Motion Picture News
11 Dec 1917
p. 4220.
Motion Picture News
5 Jan 1968
p. 94.
Motion Picture News
27 Jul 1918
p. 569, 596.
Moving Picture World
9 Feb 1918
p. 870.
Moving Picture World
16 Feb 1918
p. 1001.
NYDM
2 Feb 1918
p. 26.
NYDM
9 Feb 1918
p. 19.
Variety
1 Feb 1918
p. 43.
Wid's
14 Feb 1918
pp. 940-41.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Flare Up Sal of Jimtown
Release Date:
4 February 1918
Production Date:
ended late December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
4 January 1918
Copyright Number:
LP11955
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In a California gold rush camp called Jimtown, Sally Jo agrees to perform at the rough-and-tumble Looloo Bird dance hall in order to relieve her foster father of his gambling debts. However, her fiery temper soon earns her the nickname "Flare-Up" Sal. The "Red Rider," a local bandit, hears of Sal and longs to meet her, but because he faces arrest if he enters the settlement, he decides to visit the saloon in the guise of the new town minister. Sal and the bandit fall in love, which arouses the jealousy of Dandy Dave Hammond, the owner of the dance hall. When Dave and the Red Rider fight, the saloon is set on fire, forcing Sal and her outlaw to escape through an upper window. The Red Rider leaves the minister a large sum of money for a new church, after which he and Sal ride out of town, determined to lead decent ... +


In a California gold rush camp called Jimtown, Sally Jo agrees to perform at the rough-and-tumble Looloo Bird dance hall in order to relieve her foster father of his gambling debts. However, her fiery temper soon earns her the nickname "Flare-Up" Sal. The "Red Rider," a local bandit, hears of Sal and longs to meet her, but because he faces arrest if he enters the settlement, he decides to visit the saloon in the guise of the new town minister. Sal and the bandit fall in love, which arouses the jealousy of Dandy Dave Hammond, the owner of the dance hall. When Dave and the Red Rider fight, the saloon is set on fire, forcing Sal and her outlaw to escape through an upper window. The Red Rider leaves the minister a large sum of money for a new church, after which he and Sal ride out of town, determined to lead decent lives. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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