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The exterior scenes were filmed in Port Henry in the Adirondack Mountains, NY. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The Man Who Would Not ... More Less

The exterior scenes were filmed in Port Henry in the Adirondack Mountains, NY. The scenario included in the copyright descriptions was originally entitled "The Man Who Would Not Lie." More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Apr 18
p. 1468.
MPN
2 Feb 18
p. 710.
MPN
13 Apr 18
p. 2253.
MPW
25 May 18
p. 1193.
MPW
13 Apr 18
p. 281.
Variety
19 Apr 18
p. 41.
DETAILS
Release Date:
24 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
31 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12250
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In New York, Bill Stratton proposes to Evelyn Durant, whose father Matthew she believes to be the wealthiest miner in Alaska. When Bill prevents his friend's wife, Bess Brown, from eloping with Jack Belmont, however, Evelyn misconstrues Bill's intentions and breaks their engagement. Disconsolate, Bill settles in the Alaskan mining town of Yellow Gulch, where he renews his enmity with Belmont, who now owns the local hotel. He also meets Evelyn's poverty-stricken father, who, having lied to his daughter about his wealth and status for years, panics upon learning that she plans to visit. Bill meets Evelyn at the station and gently tells her the truth, but she interprets his story as a ploy to regain her affections and leaves with Jack, who has promised to take her to Matthew's mine. Knowing that Jack's intentions are dishonorable, Bill tries to rescue her, and following several fights, including a particularly fierce one in which Jack finally is killed, he convinces Evelyn that his love is genuine and reunites her with her ... +


In New York, Bill Stratton proposes to Evelyn Durant, whose father Matthew she believes to be the wealthiest miner in Alaska. When Bill prevents his friend's wife, Bess Brown, from eloping with Jack Belmont, however, Evelyn misconstrues Bill's intentions and breaks their engagement. Disconsolate, Bill settles in the Alaskan mining town of Yellow Gulch, where he renews his enmity with Belmont, who now owns the local hotel. He also meets Evelyn's poverty-stricken father, who, having lied to his daughter about his wealth and status for years, panics upon learning that she plans to visit. Bill meets Evelyn at the station and gently tells her the truth, but she interprets his story as a ploy to regain her affections and leaves with Jack, who has promised to take her to Matthew's mine. Knowing that Jack's intentions are dishonorable, Bill tries to rescue her, and following several fights, including a particularly fierce one in which Jack finally is killed, he convinces Evelyn that his love is genuine and reunites her with her father. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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