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The picture was filmed in Canada, New York, Georgia and Texas. Betty Riggs laster changed her name to Evelyn Brent, and when the picture was re-issued by Metro in 1918, she was billed under that ... More Less

The picture was filmed in Canada, New York, Georgia and Texas. Betty Riggs laster changed her name to Evelyn Brent, and when the picture was re-issued by Metro in 1918, she was billed under that name. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
22 May 15
p. 832, 856
MPN
17 Apr 15
p. 50.
MPW
22 May 15
p. 1271.
MPW
14 Aug 15
p. 62.
NYDM
12 May 15
p. 26.
Variety
14 May 15
p. 19.
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
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LITERARY
Inspired by the poem "The Shooting of Dan McGrew" in his The Spell of the Yukon by Robert W. Service (New York, 1907).
DETAILS
Release Date:
2 May 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Metro Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
3 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6481
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During the Alaskan gold rush, a dog sled stops outside the Malamute Saloon, and its driver, a "dog-dirty" prospector, stumbles inside. To the surprise of all present, the miner, Jim Maxwell, sits at the piano and plays a stirring tune that expresses the hardship of his past. Years earlier, Jim lived happily with his wife Lou and daughter Nell until his friend, Dan McGrew, tricked Lou into believing that her husband was unfaithful. Following Lou's elopement with Dan, Jim continues his life alone, and much later, he meets his now-grown daughter when her husband rescues him from a snowslide. Nell's husband is arrested for a murder committed by Dan, but Jim helps the innocent man to escape. Jim then enters the saloon, plays his tune and turns to face Dan and Lou, seated in a corner. The lights are extinguished, shots ring out and Dan is killed, while Jim survives to begin a new life with ... +


During the Alaskan gold rush, a dog sled stops outside the Malamute Saloon, and its driver, a "dog-dirty" prospector, stumbles inside. To the surprise of all present, the miner, Jim Maxwell, sits at the piano and plays a stirring tune that expresses the hardship of his past. Years earlier, Jim lived happily with his wife Lou and daughter Nell until his friend, Dan McGrew, tricked Lou into believing that her husband was unfaithful. Following Lou's elopement with Dan, Jim continues his life alone, and much later, he meets his now-grown daughter when her husband rescues him from a snowslide. Nell's husband is arrested for a murder committed by Dan, but Jim helps the innocent man to escape. Jim then enters the saloon, plays his tune and turns to face Dan and Lou, seated in a corner. The lights are extinguished, shots ring out and Dan is killed, while Jim survives to begin a new life with Lou. +

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