A Romance of the Redwoods (1917)

Western | 14 May 1917

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HISTORY

This film was shot at the Lasky studio in Hollywood and in California's redwood country. Although contemporary sources do not credit a production company, the Mary Pickford Film Corp., which was formed in mid-1916 to produce her films for distribution by Artcraft, probably was this film's production ... More Less

This film was shot at the Lasky studio in Hollywood and in California's redwood country. Although contemporary sources do not credit a production company, the Mary Pickford Film Corp., which was formed in mid-1916 to produce her films for distribution by Artcraft, probably was this film's production company. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 May 17
p. 1680.
Motog
26 May 17
p. 1121.
MPN
26 May 17
p. 3309.
MPW
17 Dec 17
p. 11.
MPW
26 May 17
p. 1300.
NYDM
19 May 17
p. 26.
Variety
18 May 17
p. 24.
Wid's
17 May 17
pp. 319-20.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 May 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Artcraft Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
7 May 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10725
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Jenny Lawrence goes West in search of her uncle, unaware that he has been killed by Indians and that "Black" Brown, a stagecoach robber, has taken his name as a cloak to shield himself from the law. When Jenny arrives in Strawberry Flats, she realizes what has occurred, but is forced to accept the protection offered to her by Brown in preference to the only other shelter in town, the dance hall. Gradually the two fall in love and Jenny urges him to reform. The lure of the past is too great for Brown, however, who decides to hold up one last stage, which results in his capture by a vigilante committee. Despite Jenny's pleading, Brown is sentenced to hang. At her wits end, Jenny unearths some doll's clothes and renews her pleas for Brown's release, with these as evidence that Brown is the father of her child. The committee relents and the two are married by the sheriff. Afterwards, the citizens discover Jenny's ruse, but accept defeat in good ... +


Jenny Lawrence goes West in search of her uncle, unaware that he has been killed by Indians and that "Black" Brown, a stagecoach robber, has taken his name as a cloak to shield himself from the law. When Jenny arrives in Strawberry Flats, she realizes what has occurred, but is forced to accept the protection offered to her by Brown in preference to the only other shelter in town, the dance hall. Gradually the two fall in love and Jenny urges him to reform. The lure of the past is too great for Brown, however, who decides to hold up one last stage, which results in his capture by a vigilante committee. Despite Jenny's pleading, Brown is sentenced to hang. At her wits end, Jenny unearths some doll's clothes and renews her pleas for Brown's release, with these as evidence that Brown is the father of her child. The committee relents and the two are married by the sheriff. Afterwards, the citizens discover Jenny's ruse, but accept defeat in good humor. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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