The Heart of the Hills (1916)

Drama | 30 October 1916

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HISTORY

The working title of this film was The Girl from the East ... More Less

The working title of this film was The Girl from the East . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
Motog
4 Nov 16
p. 1038.
MPN
11 Nov 16
p. 3011.
MPN
30 Dec 16
p. 4221.
MPW
16 Apr 15
p. 19.
NYDM
28 Oct 16
p. 26.
Variety
13 Oct 16
p. 28.
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LITERARY
Based on the novel The Girl from the East by David Whitelaw (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
The Girl from the East
Release Date:
30 October 1916
Copyright Claimant:
Thomas A. Edison, Inc.
Copyright Date:
29 September 1916
Copyright Number:
LP9233
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Years after she is kidnapped in India, Hester is sent by a group of revolutionaries to England to recover a sacred ruby from her father, Sir Christopher Madgwick. Soon after arriving, however, she falls in love with Redgell, Sir Christopher's estate manager, and decides to disavow her allegiance to the revolutionaries. Then, Sir Christopher dies, and when his son Eric, looking for the ruby, breaks into the coffin, he discovers that his father had been poisoned, and accuses Hester of murder. A servant clears her, however, by detailing Sir Christopher's obsessive fear of premature burial, which, finally, had been realized, and then by describing how, as a precaution against being buried alive, Sir Christopher long ago had left instructions to have a vial of poison placed in his coffin. Scotland Yard then rounds up the revolutionaries who followed Hester to England, after which she and Redgell make plans for their ... +


Years after she is kidnapped in India, Hester is sent by a group of revolutionaries to England to recover a sacred ruby from her father, Sir Christopher Madgwick. Soon after arriving, however, she falls in love with Redgell, Sir Christopher's estate manager, and decides to disavow her allegiance to the revolutionaries. Then, Sir Christopher dies, and when his son Eric, looking for the ruby, breaks into the coffin, he discovers that his father had been poisoned, and accuses Hester of murder. A servant clears her, however, by detailing Sir Christopher's obsessive fear of premature burial, which, finally, had been realized, and then by describing how, as a precaution against being buried alive, Sir Christopher long ago had left instructions to have a vial of poison placed in his coffin. Scotland Yard then rounds up the revolutionaries who followed Hester to England, after which she and Redgell make plans for their marriage. +

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Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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