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HISTORY

According to contemporary sources, Morosco paid $1,500. for the picture rights to this play. The film was shot in California and contains shots of the Catalina Islands, the historic Fernandez Sanchez ranchhouse and the Hotel Huntington in Pasadena. Blanche Ring also starred in the original Broadway production of this ... More Less

According to contemporary sources, Morosco paid $1,500. for the picture rights to this play. The film was shot in California and contains shots of the Catalina Islands, the historic Fernandez Sanchez ranchhouse and the Hotel Huntington in Pasadena. Blanche Ring also starred in the original Broadway production of this play. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
28 Aug 15
p. 411.
Motog
9 Oct 15
p. 760.
Motog
6 Nov 15
p. 969, 993
MPN
15 May 15
p. 69.
MPN
16 Oct 15
p. 66.
MPN
6 Nov 15
pp. 88-89.
MPW
30 Oct 15
p. 984, 1034
NYDM
23 Oct 15
p. 31.
NYDM
30 Oct 15
p. 32.
Variety
22 Oct 15
p. 23.
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 October 1915
Copyright Claimant:
Bosworth, Inc.
Copyright Date:
30 September 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6563
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Resourceful, spunky Jessie Gordon aids her wealthy father Philip in purchasing a copper mine in South America by agreeing to deliver a down payment to President Ambroce Castroba before the rival Pacific Copper Company secures the deal. While Philip sails his yacht, The Yankee Girl , toward port with the second half of the payment, Jessie connives to get Castroba drunk and, not only accept her bid for the mine, but loan her fifty dollars as well. Furious at Jessie's victory, Pacific Copper representative James Seavey ambushes Philip's yacht and by bribing local officials, has it quarantined. Jessie counters by enlisting help from a former sweetheart, Jack Lawrence, who works as the American consul. Using his political savvy, Jack buys The Yankee Girl and declares it government property. Seavey engages Jack in a fist fight to prevent him from claiming the cash on the boat but is soundly defeated by the consul. Rescuing her father with minutes to spare, Jessie and her entourage arrive at the president's in time to close the deal on the copper ... +


Resourceful, spunky Jessie Gordon aids her wealthy father Philip in purchasing a copper mine in South America by agreeing to deliver a down payment to President Ambroce Castroba before the rival Pacific Copper Company secures the deal. While Philip sails his yacht, The Yankee Girl , toward port with the second half of the payment, Jessie connives to get Castroba drunk and, not only accept her bid for the mine, but loan her fifty dollars as well. Furious at Jessie's victory, Pacific Copper representative James Seavey ambushes Philip's yacht and by bribing local officials, has it quarantined. Jessie counters by enlisting help from a former sweetheart, Jack Lawrence, who works as the American consul. Using his political savvy, Jack buys The Yankee Girl and declares it government property. Seavey engages Jack in a fist fight to prevent him from claiming the cash on the boat but is soundly defeated by the consul. Rescuing her father with minutes to spare, Jessie and her entourage arrive at the president's in time to close the deal on the copper mine. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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