His Own Home Town (1918)

Drama | 27 May 1918

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SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
1 Jun 18
p. 2085.
MPW
1 Jun 18
p. 1333, 1335
NYDM
1 Jun 18
p. 775.
Variety
29 Jun 18
p. 1889.
Wid's
19 May 18
pp. 15-16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
27 May 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas H. Ince Corp.
Copyright Date:
17 May 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12429
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Jimmy Duncan, a struggling playwright, returns home on a freight train, his father, Rev. John Duncan, is ashamed to receive him, and the town officials, most of whom are corrupt, treat him coldly. Only David Landis, the editor of a newspaper dedicated to the eradication of corruption in Warchester, and his daughter Carol treat him with kindness and respect. Jimmy leaves town and becomes a famous playwright under an assumed name, while Carol becomes the toast of the New York stage. When Landis dies, Carol returns home and learns that her father has willed the Chronicle to Jimmy, who uses it to expose the gangsters and rout them out of office. Carol discovers that Jimmy wrote the play that made her a star and accepts his proposal of ... +


When Jimmy Duncan, a struggling playwright, returns home on a freight train, his father, Rev. John Duncan, is ashamed to receive him, and the town officials, most of whom are corrupt, treat him coldly. Only David Landis, the editor of a newspaper dedicated to the eradication of corruption in Warchester, and his daughter Carol treat him with kindness and respect. Jimmy leaves town and becomes a famous playwright under an assumed name, while Carol becomes the toast of the New York stage. When Landis dies, Carol returns home and learns that her father has willed the Chronicle to Jimmy, who uses it to expose the gangsters and rout them out of office. Carol discovers that Jimmy wrote the play that made her a star and accepts his proposal of marriage. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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