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HISTORY

The novel first appeared in serial form in Adventure Magazine . Most of the film was shot near Chattanooga, TN. The filmmakers used the Pan-Cro system of interior lighting which allowed them to film in interior locations without constructing sets. This film was re-issued in five reels in Dec 1920 on a state rights basis by Kremer Film ... More Less

The novel first appeared in serial form in Adventure Magazine . Most of the film was shot near Chattanooga, TN. The filmmakers used the Pan-Cro system of interior lighting which allowed them to film in interior locations without constructing sets. This film was re-issued in five reels in Dec 1920 on a state rights basis by Kremer Film Features. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
EssN
28 Aug 1915.
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Motog
28 Aug 15
p. 408.
Motog
18 Sep 15
p. 575.
MPN
13 Nov 15
p. 3.
MPN
28 Aug 15
p. 46.
MPN
11 Sep 15
p. 84.
MPW
18 Sep 15
p. 2076.
MPW
25 Sep 15
p. 2196.
NYDM
8 Sep 15
p. 31.
Variety
17 Sep 15
p. 25.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 September 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Essanay Film Mfg. Co.
Copyright Date:
30 August 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6253
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Athletic and fun-loving John Peabody tires of office life in Philadelphia. John's father sends him to the North woods lumber camp of John's uncle, "Wolf" John, who, believing John to be effeminate like his father, hires John under the name of "John Mudd" to make a man out of him. After winning a lumber sawing contest and subduing drunken fighting lumberjacks, John falls in love with Wolf's adopted daughter Belle, who responds to his affections and rejects her former suitor, camp foreman "Bull" Bart. Furious at John, Bart quits and joins the lumber trust, which tries to obtain a desirable timber tract from Wolf, whose contract includes a time limit for clearing it away. Because Wolf has a weak heart, John, now foreman, takes it upon himself to foil Bart's plans. After John is wounded during a gun battle against the trust, and the saloon the rival factions frequent burns down, John kills Bart in a street fight. Wolf then makes John his partner and Belle becomes John's ... +


Athletic and fun-loving John Peabody tires of office life in Philadelphia. John's father sends him to the North woods lumber camp of John's uncle, "Wolf" John, who, believing John to be effeminate like his father, hires John under the name of "John Mudd" to make a man out of him. After winning a lumber sawing contest and subduing drunken fighting lumberjacks, John falls in love with Wolf's adopted daughter Belle, who responds to his affections and rejects her former suitor, camp foreman "Bull" Bart. Furious at John, Bart quits and joins the lumber trust, which tries to obtain a desirable timber tract from Wolf, whose contract includes a time limit for clearing it away. Because Wolf has a weak heart, John, now foreman, takes it upon himself to foil Bart's plans. After John is wounded during a gun battle against the trust, and the saloon the rival factions frequent burns down, John kills Bart in a street fight. Wolf then makes John his partner and Belle becomes John's fiancée. +

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