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SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
12 Aug 16
p. 397.
MPN
29 Jul 16
p. 600.
MPN
12 Aug 16
p. 945.
MPW
15 Sep 19
p. 16.
MPW
12 Aug 16
p. 1099.
NYDM
5 Aug 16
p. 22.
Variety
4 Aug 16
p. 28.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel Hesper: A Novel by Hamlin Garland (New York, 1903).
DETAILS
Release Date:
31 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
24 July 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8790
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Ann, a confirmed New Yorker, reluctantly accompanies her sickly brother on a convalescent trip to the West, she meets ranch foreman Rob Raymond. Even though her father had nicknamed her "Hesper of the Mountains," Ann feels so out of place in the West that she treats Rob coldly when he tries to romance her. Even after Rob singlehandedly prevents a potentially violent encounter between striking miners and a sheriff's posse, Ann remains unimpressed and soon returns to New York. She begins to yearn, however, not only for the rougher, rustic lifestyle she had once hated, but also for Rob. Finally, she contacts him, and he instantly agrees to her plan of coming to get her and bringing her back to the ... +


When Ann, a confirmed New Yorker, reluctantly accompanies her sickly brother on a convalescent trip to the West, she meets ranch foreman Rob Raymond. Even though her father had nicknamed her "Hesper of the Mountains," Ann feels so out of place in the West that she treats Rob coldly when he tries to romance her. Even after Rob singlehandedly prevents a potentially violent encounter between striking miners and a sheriff's posse, Ann remains unimpressed and soon returns to New York. She begins to yearn, however, not only for the rougher, rustic lifestyle she had once hated, but also for Rob. Finally, she contacts him, and he instantly agrees to her plan of coming to get her and bringing her back to the West. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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