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According to news items this film was shot in the mountains of North Carolina. News items stated that the film was an adaptation of a "well-known novel," while some reviews noted similarities between the film and Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities ... More Less

According to news items this film was shot in the mountains of North Carolina. News items stated that the film was an adaptation of a "well-known novel," while some reviews noted similarities between the film and Charles Dickens' A Tale of Two Cities . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
7 Feb 20
p. 1003.
MPN
6 Mar 20
p. 2390.
MPW
7 Feb 20
p. 921.
New York Morning Telegraph
22 Feb 1920.
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Variety
27 Feb 20
p. 46.
Wid's
1 Feb 20
p. 16.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
21 January 1920
Copyright Number:
LP14659
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,986
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Philip Grey, a young drunkard, loves Dorothy Barlow but realizes that his life style makes that love impossible. Charles Drayton, a New York attorney who bears a striking resemblance to Grey, comes to visit his relatives in the Kentucky hills and wins Dorothy's affections. When Charles' uncle George kills Dorothy's grandfather, a family feud is reopened between the Barlows and the Draytons. Grey implicates Charles in the murder, and the Barlows capture him and sentence him to hanging. Before the execution, however, Grey discovers that Charles and Dorothy are married, switches identities with Charles, and goes to death in Charles' ... +


Philip Grey, a young drunkard, loves Dorothy Barlow but realizes that his life style makes that love impossible. Charles Drayton, a New York attorney who bears a striking resemblance to Grey, comes to visit his relatives in the Kentucky hills and wins Dorothy's affections. When Charles' uncle George kills Dorothy's grandfather, a family feud is reopened between the Barlows and the Draytons. Grey implicates Charles in the murder, and the Barlows capture him and sentence him to hanging. Before the execution, however, Grey discovers that Charles and Dorothy are married, switches identities with Charles, and goes to death in Charles' place. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Rural


Subject

Subject (Minor):
Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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