Full page view
HISTORY

This was the only film produced by the Washington Motion Picture Corp., which was located in Minnehaha Park, Spokane. Some scenes were filmed in the Cascade Mountains in Washington. The film was later known as Undermined . Some reviews call this film Fool's Gold , while others refer to it as Fools' Gold . The company engaged Tyrone Power in May 1918 to star in their film, but troubles prevailed during the shooting and Power was dismissed. On 27 Aug 1918, after shooting was completed with Mitchell Lewis in the lead role, the company was declared insolvent and a receiver was ... More Less

This was the only film produced by the Washington Motion Picture Corp., which was located in Minnehaha Park, Spokane. Some scenes were filmed in the Cascade Mountains in Washington. The film was later known as Undermined . Some reviews call this film Fool's Gold , while others refer to it as Fools' Gold . The company engaged Tyrone Power in May 1918 to star in their film, but troubles prevailed during the shooting and Power was dismissed. On 27 Aug 1918, after shooting was completed with Mitchell Lewis in the lead role, the company was declared insolvent and a receiver was appointed. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
10 May 19
p. 1770.
MPN
17 May 19
p. 3284.
MPW
18 May 18
p. 930.
MPW
8 Nov 19
p. 246.
MPW
21 Sep 18
p. 171.
MPW
28 Sep 18
p. 1868.
MPW
17 May 19
p. 1076.
Variety
9 May 19
p. 49.
Wid's
4 May 19
p. 25.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Undermined
Release Date:
26 May 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Marshall Strong and John Moore, partners in a western gold mine, both fall in love with schoolteacher Constance Harvey, but she marries Moore, even though she is attracted to the shy Strong, because Moore convinces her that Strong loves someone else. After they strike ore, Moore is killed in a barroom brawl and Strong is accused of murder. He hides out and sends for Constance, but when Lilas Niles, a squatter's daughter who wants Strong's money, deceitfully tells him that Constance is sending the police, Strong leaves, embittered, and marries Lilas. Years later, Strong, now known as Mark Smith, is a wealthy mine owner. Constance lives with her son David who loves Strong's daughter Nancy and works in Strong's mine. After Strong refuses demands for safety precautions, an explosion traps David underground. When Strong discovers that David is Constance's son, he rushes into the burning mine to save him. Strong then promises safer conditions, and David marries ... +


Marshall Strong and John Moore, partners in a western gold mine, both fall in love with schoolteacher Constance Harvey, but she marries Moore, even though she is attracted to the shy Strong, because Moore convinces her that Strong loves someone else. After they strike ore, Moore is killed in a barroom brawl and Strong is accused of murder. He hides out and sends for Constance, but when Lilas Niles, a squatter's daughter who wants Strong's money, deceitfully tells him that Constance is sending the police, Strong leaves, embittered, and marries Lilas. Years later, Strong, now known as Mark Smith, is a wealthy mine owner. Constance lives with her son David who loves Strong's daughter Nancy and works in Strong's mine. After Strong refuses demands for safety precautions, an explosion traps David underground. When Strong discovers that David is Constance's son, he rushes into the burning mine to save him. Strong then promises safer conditions, and David marries Nancy. +

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

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.