Full page view
HISTORY

Sources conflict concerning the cameraman of this film. A review lists Jules Cronjager, while the 1918 MPSD credits both Henry Cronjager and Harry A. Fishbeck. The film was remade by the Vitagraph Co. of America in 1922, starring Warner Baxter and Colleen Moore. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1921-30 ; ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the cameraman of this film. A review lists Jules Cronjager, while the 1918 MPSD credits both Henry Cronjager and Harry A. Fishbeck. The film was remade by the Vitagraph Co. of America in 1922, starring Warner Baxter and Colleen Moore. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films 1921-30 ; F2.3847.) More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Dec 16
p. 209.
Motog
6 Jan 17
p. 39.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4092, 4231
MPW
12 Feb 16
p. 865.
NYDM
16 Dec 16
p. 22.
NYDM
23 Dec 16
p. 26.
Wid's
21 Dec 16
p. 1187.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
PRODUCER
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the play The Ninety and Nine by Ramsay Morris (New York, 7 Oct 1902).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 December 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
15 December 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9758
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Small town busybodies start gossiping when Ruth, the daughter of respected farmer Abner Blake, becomes friendly with Tom Silverton, an alcoholic with a shady past. Believing the rumors about his daughter's illicit affair with Tom, Abner throws Ruth out of the house. Tom goes looking for her, and just as he finds her, word comes that Abner's farm has caught fire. Ruth and Tom rush to the farm, rescue Abner and his wife Rachel, and then help put out the fire. Afterward, a repentant Abner asks for, and receives, forgiveness from both Ruth and ... +


Small town busybodies start gossiping when Ruth, the daughter of respected farmer Abner Blake, becomes friendly with Tom Silverton, an alcoholic with a shady past. Believing the rumors about his daughter's illicit affair with Tom, Abner throws Ruth out of the house. Tom goes looking for her, and just as he finds her, word comes that Abner's farm has caught fire. Ruth and Tom rush to the farm, rescue Abner and his wife Rachel, and then help put out the fire. Afterward, a repentant Abner asks for, and receives, forgiveness from both Ruth and Tom. +

GENRE
Genre:


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

TOP SEARCHES

CASABLANCA

During World War II, Casablanca, Morocco is a waiting point for throngs of desperate refugees fleeing Nazi-occupied Europe. Exit visas, which are necessary to leave the country, are at ... >>

CITIZEN KANE

Seventy-year-old newspaper tycoon Charles Foster Kane dies in his palatial Florida home, Xanadu, after uttering the single word “Rosebud.” While watching a newsreel summarizing the years during which Kane ... >>

REAR WINDOW

Laid up with a broken leg during the height of summer, renowned New York magazine photographer L. B. “Jeff” Jeffries enters his last week of home confinement, bored and ... >>

RAGING BULL

In 1941, at a boxing match in Cleveland, Ohio, pandemonium breaks out when Jake La Motta, an up-and-coming young boxer, loses a decision to Jimmy Reeves, suffering his first ... >>

CITY LIGHTS

At an outdoor dedication ceremony, a tramp is discovered sleeping in the arms of a statue as it is being unveiled before a crowd. He is chased into ... >>

The American Film Institute is grateful to Sir Paul Getty KBE and the Sir Paul Getty KBE Estate for their dedication to the art of the moving image and their support for the AFI Catalog of Feature Films and without whose support AFI would not have been able to achieve this historical landmark in this epic scholarly endeavor.