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Wid's reviewed the film under the title A Magdalen of the Hills ... More Less

Wid's reviewed the film under the title A Magdalen of the Hills . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
28 Apr 17
p. 1463.
Motog
5 May 17
p. 963.
MPN
28 Apr 17
pp. 2688-89.
MPW
13 Dec 19
p. 748.
MPW
28 Apr 17
p. 638.
NYDM
28 Apr 17
p. 32.
Variety
20 Apr 17
p. 26.
Wid's
19 Apr 17
pp. 248-49.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
PRODUCTION TEXT
A Metro Wonderplay
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
DETAILS
Release Date:
16 April 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Rolfe Photoplays, Inc.
Copyright Date:
18 April 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10586
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Young Eric Southard is sent by Herbert Grayson, his lumber magnate uncle, to secure a tract of land owned by John Mathis, a man who hates Grayson because he blames him for the death of his son. While in the timberlands, Eric meets Mathis' daughter Renie, and the two fall in love and are secretly married. Soon after the wedding, Eric is summoned home by his uncle and is injured in an auto accident. His abrupt departure leads Renie to believe that he has deserted her and when Renie's father tries to force her to marry mountaineer Bud Weaver, she breaks down and confesses that she is a modern magdalene and is disowned by her father. Desperate, Renie goes to Peets, the mill foreman, to find out what has happened to the man she loves. Peets attacks her and she kills him in self-defense. Renie is tried for murder, but is saved by Eric who proves that he is really her husband and successfully defends her in ... +


Young Eric Southard is sent by Herbert Grayson, his lumber magnate uncle, to secure a tract of land owned by John Mathis, a man who hates Grayson because he blames him for the death of his son. While in the timberlands, Eric meets Mathis' daughter Renie, and the two fall in love and are secretly married. Soon after the wedding, Eric is summoned home by his uncle and is injured in an auto accident. His abrupt departure leads Renie to believe that he has deserted her and when Renie's father tries to force her to marry mountaineer Bud Weaver, she breaks down and confesses that she is a modern magdalene and is disowned by her father. Desperate, Renie goes to Peets, the mill foreman, to find out what has happened to the man she loves. Peets attacks her and she kills him in self-defense. Renie is tried for murder, but is saved by Eric who proves that he is really her husband and successfully defends her in court. +

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

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