The Heart of a Lion (1917)

Drama | 15 December 1917

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HISTORY

This production was filmed at the Fox studios in Fort Lee, NJ and at Sag Harbor, ... More Less

This production was filmed at the Fox studios in Fort Lee, NJ and at Sag Harbor, NY. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
5 Jan 18
p. 451.
MPW
5 Jan 18
p. 131.
MPW
12 Jan 18
p. 239.
Variety
24 Nov 17
p. 1230.
Wid's
27 Dec 17
pp. 832-33.
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PHOTOGRAPHY
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Doctor: A Tale of the Rockies by Ralph Connor (pseud. of Charles William Gordon) (New York, 1906).
DETAILS
Release Date:
15 December 1917
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
12 December 1917
Copyright Number:
LP11770
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Although he has aspirations of becoming a doctor, Barney Kemper slaves away on the farm so that his younger brother Dick can attend college. Dick, having no appreciation of his brother's sacrifice, recklessly squanders the hard-earned money. Although Margaret Danforth, the town doctor's daughter, loves Barney, he falls in love with Iola Hamilton, one of her girl friends. While visiting Dick to investigate his growing debts, Barney discovers Iola in his brother's arms and finally realizes his utter weakness and selfishness. Disgusted, Barney goes West to become a doctor in a lumber camp. Meanwhile, Dick repents, becomes a minister and is assigned to a ministry in the lumber town. Margaret, now a nurse, accompanies him to start a hospital. Together the three face the forces of immorality led by Tex. In the struggle, Dick is mortally wounded, and after Barney extracts revenge by killing Tex, he settles down to a life of peace with ... +


Although he has aspirations of becoming a doctor, Barney Kemper slaves away on the farm so that his younger brother Dick can attend college. Dick, having no appreciation of his brother's sacrifice, recklessly squanders the hard-earned money. Although Margaret Danforth, the town doctor's daughter, loves Barney, he falls in love with Iola Hamilton, one of her girl friends. While visiting Dick to investigate his growing debts, Barney discovers Iola in his brother's arms and finally realizes his utter weakness and selfishness. Disgusted, Barney goes West to become a doctor in a lumber camp. Meanwhile, Dick repents, becomes a minister and is assigned to a ministry in the lumber town. Margaret, now a nurse, accompanies him to start a hospital. Together the three face the forces of immorality led by Tex. In the struggle, Dick is mortally wounded, and after Barney extracts revenge by killing Tex, he settles down to a life of peace with Margaret. +

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