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HISTORY

This film was produced in 1916 under the title The Passion Flower . When the Robertson-Cole Co. obtained it in the spring of 1919, the film's title was The Specific ... More Less

This film was produced in 1916 under the title The Passion Flower . When the Robertson-Cole Co. obtained it in the spring of 1919, the film's title was The Specific . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
13 Dec 19
p. 171.
MPW
23 Dec 16
p. 1876.
MPW
3 May 19
p. 700.
MPW
14 Jun 19
p. 1677.
Variety
5 Dec 19
p. 62.
Wid's
7 Dec 19
p. 27.
DETAILS
Alternate Titles:
The Specific
The Passion Flower
Release Date:
December 1919
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,970
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

In an early California settlement, Juanita, a dance hall queen of Castilian ancestry, knifes her lover, Jim Brandt, the dance hall owner, when she catches him embracing a new dancer. She hides in the cabin of hermit trapper Calvert and falls in love with him, but Calvert loves the parson's daugther Irene. After Juanita proves to Calvert that Irene and Sheriff Tanner are about to be engaged, Calvert reproaches Irene. Insulted, she tells Brandt where Juanita is, and tells Tanner that Calvert attacked her. Tanner rides to Calvert's cabin with a posse just after Calvert has knocked Brandt out. While Juanita holds the posse back with a rifle, Tanner fights a knife duel with Calvert until he discovers from Calvert's locket that Calvert is really his son. Because of her crime, Juanita is taken to Mexico, where Calvert, now in love, joins ... +


In an early California settlement, Juanita, a dance hall queen of Castilian ancestry, knifes her lover, Jim Brandt, the dance hall owner, when she catches him embracing a new dancer. She hides in the cabin of hermit trapper Calvert and falls in love with him, but Calvert loves the parson's daugther Irene. After Juanita proves to Calvert that Irene and Sheriff Tanner are about to be engaged, Calvert reproaches Irene. Insulted, she tells Brandt where Juanita is, and tells Tanner that Calvert attacked her. Tanner rides to Calvert's cabin with a posse just after Calvert has knocked Brandt out. While Juanita holds the posse back with a rifle, Tanner fights a knife duel with Calvert until he discovers from Calvert's locket that Calvert is really his son. Because of her crime, Juanita is taken to Mexico, where Calvert, now in love, joins her. +

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

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