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According to a news item, because some of the characters in the novel and film were based on real people, author James Oliver Curwood spent two weeks at the Vitagraph studios assisting in selecting the cast. Another adaptation of his novel, also entitled The Hunted Woman , was released by Fox in 1925. That film was directed by Jack Conway and starred Seena Owen and Earl Schenck (see ... More Less

According to a news item, because some of the characters in the novel and film were based on real people, author James Oliver Curwood spent two weeks at the Vitagraph studios assisting in selecting the cast. Another adaptation of his novel, also entitled The Hunted Woman , was released by Fox in 1925. That film was directed by Jack Conway and starred Seena Owen and Earl Schenck (see entry). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
18 Mar 16
p. 653.
MPN
18 Mar 16
p. 1618.
MPW
18 Mar 16
p. 1845, 1897
NYDM
18 Aug 16
p. 18.
NYDM
11 Mar 16
p. 28.
Variety
3 Mar 16
p. 22.
Wid's
9 Mar 16
p. 421.
DETAILS
Release Date:
6 March 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
17 February 1916
Copyright Number:
LP7666
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Joanne Fitzhugh leaves her husband Mortimer when she learns that he has fathered a child with another woman. Then, when she gets word that he has died in British Columbia, she goes there to make sure that he is, indeed, dead. After apparently locating Mortimer's grave, she falls in love with a novelist, John Aldrous, but also must fight off the advances of the unscrupulous Bill Quade. Determined to have Joanne, Bill gets one of his cronies, who is, in fact, Mortimer, to help him kidnap her. When they come for her, however, John starts shooting at them, and eventually kills both men, after which he and Joanne make plans for their life ... +


Joanne Fitzhugh leaves her husband Mortimer when she learns that he has fathered a child with another woman. Then, when she gets word that he has died in British Columbia, she goes there to make sure that he is, indeed, dead. After apparently locating Mortimer's grave, she falls in love with a novelist, John Aldrous, but also must fight off the advances of the unscrupulous Bill Quade. Determined to have Joanne, Bill gets one of his cronies, who is, in fact, Mortimer, to help him kidnap her. When they come for her, however, John starts shooting at them, and eventually kills both men, after which he and Joanne make plans for their life together. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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