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According to modern sources, Robert Brunton was the art director on this production. One contemporary source lists 30 Dec 1916 as the release ... More Less

According to modern sources, Robert Brunton was the art director on this production. One contemporary source lists 30 Dec 1916 as the release date. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Dec 16
p. 208.
Motog
6 Jan 16
p. 40.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4235.
MPW
20 Jan 17
p. 426.
New York Times
18 Dec 16
p. 9.
NYDM
23 Dec 16
p. 28.
DETAILS
Release Date:
7 January 1917
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Truthful Tulliver is a frontiersman turned newspaper editor who sets up shop in Glory Hole, a lawless border town. While standing at the news office window with Easterner York Cantrell, Truthful sees two sisters, Grace and Daisy Burton, being insulted by drunken customers of the 40 Red Saloon. "Deacon" Doyle manages the saloon but Cantrell secretly owns it. The next day, Truthful runs an editorial in his paper condemning the 40 Red Saloon. Truthful rides his horse into the saloon, lassos Doyle, and drags him behind his horse out of town. Later, Doyle returns and attempts to shoot Truthful. Meanwhile, Daisy confesses to Grace that Cantrell has wronged her and Grace tells this to Truthful. Truthful, who is in love with Grace, misunderstands and thinks Grace wants Cantrell. As Cantrell tries to leave town, Truthful intercepts him. They clear up the misunderstanding, Cantrell decides to marry Daisy, and Truthful embraces Grace ... +


Truthful Tulliver is a frontiersman turned newspaper editor who sets up shop in Glory Hole, a lawless border town. While standing at the news office window with Easterner York Cantrell, Truthful sees two sisters, Grace and Daisy Burton, being insulted by drunken customers of the 40 Red Saloon. "Deacon" Doyle manages the saloon but Cantrell secretly owns it. The next day, Truthful runs an editorial in his paper condemning the 40 Red Saloon. Truthful rides his horse into the saloon, lassos Doyle, and drags him behind his horse out of town. Later, Doyle returns and attempts to shoot Truthful. Meanwhile, Daisy confesses to Grace that Cantrell has wronged her and Grace tells this to Truthful. Truthful, who is in love with Grace, misunderstands and thinks Grace wants Cantrell. As Cantrell tries to leave town, Truthful intercepts him. They clear up the misunderstanding, Cantrell decides to marry Daisy, and Truthful embraces Grace warmly. +

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

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