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Breezy Reeves was Reaves Eason's son. The working title of this film was The Little Roughneck . According to a production news item, Reaves Eason was making the film for the Balboa Amusement Producing Co., which sold its interests to creditors in Apr ... More Less

Breezy Reeves was Reaves Eason's son. The working title of this film was The Little Roughneck . According to a production news item, Reaves Eason was making the film for the Balboa Amusement Producing Co., which sold its interests to creditors in Apr 1918. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 May 18
p. 1768.
ETR
11 May 18
p. 1843.
Motog
22 Dec 17
p. 1312.
MPN
29 Jul 18
p. 9.
MPW
4 May 18
p. 744.
MPW
18 May 18
p. 959, 1041
NYDM
11 May 18
p. 668.
Variety
26 Apr 18
p. 41.
Wid's
25 Apr 18
p. 1106.
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DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Little Roughneck
Release Date:
May 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

The villainous "Red" Adair and his partner Pappineau kidnap a small boy from the home of a wealthy Vancouver judge, but while they are carousing in their cabin, the boy wanders away. Outside the home of trapper Jules Leneau and his wife Jane, the boy falls into a bear trap, and when Jules finds him the next morning, he eagerly carries him to Jane, who is still lamenting the loss of her own baby. Red demands "Little Roughneck's" return, and Jules' refusal leads to a fight so brutal that Red is killed. Learning that the boy was kidnapped, Jules decides to return him to the judge, despite his wife's desperate pleadings. In Vancouver, however, Jules is told that Little Roughneck belonged not to the judge but to his recently deceased housekeeper. Seeing Jules' love for the child, the judge permits Little Roughneck to return to the woods with his new ... +


The villainous "Red" Adair and his partner Pappineau kidnap a small boy from the home of a wealthy Vancouver judge, but while they are carousing in their cabin, the boy wanders away. Outside the home of trapper Jules Leneau and his wife Jane, the boy falls into a bear trap, and when Jules finds him the next morning, he eagerly carries him to Jane, who is still lamenting the loss of her own baby. Red demands "Little Roughneck's" return, and Jules' refusal leads to a fight so brutal that Red is killed. Learning that the boy was kidnapped, Jules decides to return him to the judge, despite his wife's desperate pleadings. In Vancouver, however, Jules is told that Little Roughneck belonged not to the judge but to his recently deceased housekeeper. Seeing Jules' love for the child, the judge permits Little Roughneck to return to the woods with his new father. +

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Sub-genre:
Northwest


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AFI Life Achievement Award

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