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The working title of this film was Mister MacNeir ... More Less

The working title of this film was Mister MacNeir . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
11 Dec 20
p. 106.
MPN
25 Sep 20
p. 2378.
MPW
20 Nov 20
p. 385.
Wid's
27 Mar 20
p. 2954.
CAST
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITERS
PHOTOGRAPHY
ART DIRECTORS
Tech dir
Tech dir, decorations
Art titles
Art titles
Art titles
FILM EDITOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Mister MacNeir
Release Date:
October 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
1 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LP15544
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Wealthy contractor J. C. MacNeir becomes greatly attached to young French engineer Jean Saval, whom he meets during the course of one of the drunken sprees in which he indulges between jobs. After a night spent in cheap lodgings, MacNeir offers Saval employment and they both start on a construction job in Chinook where the Frenchman falls in love with Sylvia Harris. Soon after, he is called to defend France during World War I, but before leaving extracts a promise from MacNeir to look after Sylvia. When word comes of Saval's death, and Sylvia discovers that she is pregnant, MacNeir offers to marry her. Four years later, Saval returns after his release from a German prisoner-of-war camp and accuses his friend of treachery. MacNeir finally convinces the Frenchman that he has only acted as Sylvia's guardian. It is then left to Sylvia to choose her husband, and she picks Saval, leaving MacNeir to accept defeat ... +


Wealthy contractor J. C. MacNeir becomes greatly attached to young French engineer Jean Saval, whom he meets during the course of one of the drunken sprees in which he indulges between jobs. After a night spent in cheap lodgings, MacNeir offers Saval employment and they both start on a construction job in Chinook where the Frenchman falls in love with Sylvia Harris. Soon after, he is called to defend France during World War I, but before leaving extracts a promise from MacNeir to look after Sylvia. When word comes of Saval's death, and Sylvia discovers that she is pregnant, MacNeir offers to marry her. Four years later, Saval returns after his release from a German prisoner-of-war camp and accuses his friend of treachery. MacNeir finally convinces the Frenchman that he has only acted as Sylvia's guardian. It is then left to Sylvia to choose her husband, and she picks Saval, leaving MacNeir to accept defeat gracefully. +

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

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