A Man's Man (1918)

Adventure | January 1918

Director:

Oscar Apfel

Writer:

Thomas Geraghty

Production Designer:

Robert Brunton

Production Company:

Paralta Plays, Inc.
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HISTORY

This film was the first production of Paralta Plays, Inc. Although it was reviewed in Sep 1917, the film was not released nationally until Jan 1918. According to an ad on 1 Dec 1917, the film had broken attendance records at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles. On 1 Jul 1923, the Film Booking Offices of America re-released the film in a five reel version. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3460.) This version was copyrighted by R-C Pictures Corp.; 1 Jul 1923; ... More Less

This film was the first production of Paralta Plays, Inc. Although it was reviewed in Sep 1917, the film was not released nationally until Jan 1918. According to an ad on 1 Dec 1917, the film had broken attendance records at Clune's Auditorium in Los Angeles. On 1 Jul 1923, the Film Booking Offices of America re-released the film in a five reel version. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.3460.) This version was copyrighted by R-C Pictures Corp.; 1 Jul 1923; LP20289. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
6 Oct 17
p. 738.
MPN
29 Sep 17
p. 2204.
MPN
1 Dec 17
p. 3751.
MPW
15 Dec 17
p. 1655.
MPW
29 Sep 17
pp. 2008-09.
MPW
12 Jan 18
pp. 276-77.
Variety
18 Jan 18
p. 41.
Wid's
20 Sep 17
p. 597.
DETAILS
Release Date:
January 1918
Copyright Claimant:
J. Warren Kerrigan Features Corp.
Copyright Date:
10 October 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11561
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
7
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

After successfully prospecting in Death Valley, John Stuart Webster boards a train for Denver and rescues Dolores Ruey, a beautiful Central American girl who was reared in the United States, from a masher. Webster learns that his pal Billy Geary has discovered gold in Sobrante, Central America. He leaves to help, but develops ptomaine poisoning on the way. After recovering in New Orleans, Webster saves a man from being killed in a park. Later, the man, Ricardo Ruey, hides in Webster's steamer room and relates that his father, the former president of Sobrante, was assassinated by the present ruler, Sarros. In Sobrante, Webster finds that Geary is in love with Dolores, who arrived earlier. After sending Geary to marry Dolores while he develops the mine, Webster learns that Dolores is Ricardo's sister, although neither knows this. While fighting for the victorious Ricardo, who becomes president, Webster is wounded. He recovers to find Dolores nursing him, and when she says that she does not love Geary, he confesses his love. Finally, they make plans to ... +


After successfully prospecting in Death Valley, John Stuart Webster boards a train for Denver and rescues Dolores Ruey, a beautiful Central American girl who was reared in the United States, from a masher. Webster learns that his pal Billy Geary has discovered gold in Sobrante, Central America. He leaves to help, but develops ptomaine poisoning on the way. After recovering in New Orleans, Webster saves a man from being killed in a park. Later, the man, Ricardo Ruey, hides in Webster's steamer room and relates that his father, the former president of Sobrante, was assassinated by the present ruler, Sarros. In Sobrante, Webster finds that Geary is in love with Dolores, who arrived earlier. After sending Geary to marry Dolores while he develops the mine, Webster learns that Dolores is Ricardo's sister, although neither knows this. While fighting for the victorious Ricardo, who becomes president, Webster is wounded. He recovers to find Dolores nursing him, and when she says that she does not love Geary, he confesses his love. Finally, they make plans to marry. +

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