The Fair Barbarian (1917)

Comedy | 17 December 1917

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HISTORY

The film was produced by Pallas at the Morosco Studio. Pallas' name appeared on the film's titles, according to Paramount studio records, but not on advertisements, which appeared at approximately the time when Pallas was absorbed by Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Contemporary reviews spelled Jane Wolfe's name as Jane Wolff and Charlie Gerard's name as Charles ... More Less

The film was produced by Pallas at the Morosco Studio. Pallas' name appeared on the film's titles, according to Paramount studio records, but not on advertisements, which appeared at approximately the time when Pallas was absorbed by Famous Players-Lasky Corp. Contemporary reviews spelled Jane Wolfe's name as Jane Wolff and Charlie Gerard's name as Charles Gerrard. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
19 Jan 18
p. 551.
Motog
29 Dec 17
p. 1351.
MPN
29 Dec 17
p. 4590.
MPW
21 Sep 17
p. 71.
NYDM
22 Dec 17
p. 30.
Variety
21 Dec 17
p. 44.
Wid's
27 Dec 17
p. 830.
DETAILS
Release Date:
17 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
J. C. Ivers
Copyright Date:
22 November 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11753
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When American Octavia Bassett arrives in the serene old English village of Slowbridge to visit her Aunt Belinda, she scandalizes the town with her cowgirl mannerisms and willful spirit. Octavia's "barbaric" behavior affronts Lady Theobald, the town's arbiter of social matters, who is trying to marry her shy daughter Lucia to the brash Captain Barold. Upon learning that Lucia is secretly in love with Mr. Burmistone, the town mill owner whom Lady Theobald considers too plebian for her daughter, Octavia facilitates the two shy lovers' romance. Captain Barold then turns his attentions to Octavia, but she proves too much of a barbarian for his staid English nerves. The village of Slowbirdge is finally spared Octavia's unorthodox ideas when Jack Belasys, her estranged sweetheart from America, arrives to patch up their differences and take Octavia back ... +


When American Octavia Bassett arrives in the serene old English village of Slowbridge to visit her Aunt Belinda, she scandalizes the town with her cowgirl mannerisms and willful spirit. Octavia's "barbaric" behavior affronts Lady Theobald, the town's arbiter of social matters, who is trying to marry her shy daughter Lucia to the brash Captain Barold. Upon learning that Lucia is secretly in love with Mr. Burmistone, the town mill owner whom Lady Theobald considers too plebian for her daughter, Octavia facilitates the two shy lovers' romance. Captain Barold then turns his attentions to Octavia, but she proves too much of a barbarian for his staid English nerves. The village of Slowbirdge is finally spared Octavia's unorthodox ideas when Jack Belasys, her estranged sweetheart from America, arrives to patch up their differences and take Octavia back home. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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