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According to Vitagraph press releases, part of the film was shot in the White Mountains, NH. Reviews listed Louis Wolheim's name as Walheim. Sources conflict concerning the scenario and story credits. MPW credits Marie Eve with both, while ETR and the copyright entry credit Garfield Thompson and Edward J. Montagne with the scenario and Jane Dixon and Roma Raymond with the ... More Less

According to Vitagraph press releases, part of the film was shot in the White Mountains, NH. Reviews listed Louis Wolheim's name as Walheim. Sources conflict concerning the scenario and story credits. MPW credits Marie Eve with both, while ETR and the copyright entry credit Garfield Thompson and Edward J. Montagne with the scenario and Jane Dixon and Roma Raymond with the story. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Dec 19
p. 427.
MPN
20 Dec 19
p. 4514.
MPW
3 Jan 20
p. 150.
DETAILS
Release Date:
December 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
7 November 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14407
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Prominent New Yorker Peter Schuyler's supposed friend Lee Austin is scheming to have him marry Marion Dinsmore, who would later get a divorce and a large settlement, thus financing a subsequent marriage to Austin. The plans are ruined, however, when Peter is hit on the head by thieves and develops amnesia. He gets a job at a lumber camp in the Northwest woods using the name John Doe and exposes a scheme by the camp's manager Joe Bouvier, while falling in love with Bouvier's niece Justine. Peter marries Justine, but Bouvier fights him and hits his head with a revolver causing him to remember his life as Peter Schuyler and lose all knowledge of his time as John Doe. Peter goes to New York where Austin and Marion try to prove with a phony marriage certificate that Marion is Peter's wife. Justine, with the help of Peter's doctor, gradually gets him to remember his life in the lumber camp. The scheme is unearthed and Justine and Peter remain happily ... +


Prominent New Yorker Peter Schuyler's supposed friend Lee Austin is scheming to have him marry Marion Dinsmore, who would later get a divorce and a large settlement, thus financing a subsequent marriage to Austin. The plans are ruined, however, when Peter is hit on the head by thieves and develops amnesia. He gets a job at a lumber camp in the Northwest woods using the name John Doe and exposes a scheme by the camp's manager Joe Bouvier, while falling in love with Bouvier's niece Justine. Peter marries Justine, but Bouvier fights him and hits his head with a revolver causing him to remember his life as Peter Schuyler and lose all knowledge of his time as John Doe. Peter goes to New York where Austin and Marion try to prove with a phony marriage certificate that Marion is Peter's wife. Justine, with the help of Peter's doctor, gradually gets him to remember his life in the lumber camp. The scheme is unearthed and Justine and Peter remain happily married. +

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

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