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Sources conflict concerning the actor who played "Oscar Crampton." Reviews credit Howard Davies, while studio records credit Ogden Crane. The synopsis of the story in the copyright descriptions lists Elliot Clawson as the author. It is uncertain whether he wrote the scenario. According to a news item, some scenes in the film were shot in the San Bernardino Mountains, CA where the company was snowbound and cut off from the outside world for eight days. According to the item, Dustin Farnum rescued two women mountain climbers, who were overcome with snow, and then leading lady Winifred Kingston, who fell into a stream. Other works based on the character of Davy Crockett include the 1940 United Artists release Davy Crockett, Indian Scout , starring George Montgomery and directed by Lew Landers; the "Davy Crockett" episodes, beginning on 15 Dec 1954, on the ABC-TV series Disneyland , and the two feature films compiled from the series, all starring Fess Parker and directed by Norman Foster; and the 1960 John Wayne production The Alamo , starring and directed by ... More Less

Sources conflict concerning the actor who played "Oscar Crampton." Reviews credit Howard Davies, while studio records credit Ogden Crane. The synopsis of the story in the copyright descriptions lists Elliot Clawson as the author. It is uncertain whether he wrote the scenario. According to a news item, some scenes in the film were shot in the San Bernardino Mountains, CA where the company was snowbound and cut off from the outside world for eight days. According to the item, Dustin Farnum rescued two women mountain climbers, who were overcome with snow, and then leading lady Winifred Kingston, who fell into a stream. Other works based on the character of Davy Crockett include the 1940 United Artists release Davy Crockett, Indian Scout , starring George Montgomery and directed by Lew Landers; the "Davy Crockett" episodes, beginning on 15 Dec 1954, on the ABC-TV series Disneyland , and the two feature films compiled from the series, all starring Fess Parker and directed by Norman Foster; and the 1960 John Wayne production The Alamo , starring and directed by Wayne. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Motog
29 Jul 16
p. 272.
MPN
29 Jul 16
p. 629.
MPW
22 Jul 16
p. 803.
MPW
15 Mar 18
p. 43.
NYDM
22 Jul 16
p. 24.
Variety
4 Aug 16
p. 29.
Wid's
27 Jul 16
p. 745.
DETAILS
Release Date:
13 July 1916
Copyright Claimant:
J. C. Ivers
Copyright Date:
21 June 1916
Copyright Number:
LP8586
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Davy Crockett, the fearless Indian fighter, cannot overcome his shyness around women, so he finds it impossible to tell Eleanor Vaughn how much he loves her. Hoping to inspire Davy, Eleanor reads Lochinvar to him, but even Walter Scott's romantic poem about a man who saves the woman he loves from marrying someone else seems to make little immediate impression. Then, Neil Crampton, interested in the sizable Vaughn fortune, begins courting the impatient Eleanor. Even though she loves Davy, she finally agrees to marry Neil, but on the wedding day, Davy decides to take Lochinvar out of England and bring him to the frontier. As a result, just before the bride and groom take their vows, Davy kidnaps Eleanor and marries ... +


Davy Crockett, the fearless Indian fighter, cannot overcome his shyness around women, so he finds it impossible to tell Eleanor Vaughn how much he loves her. Hoping to inspire Davy, Eleanor reads Lochinvar to him, but even Walter Scott's romantic poem about a man who saves the woman he loves from marrying someone else seems to make little immediate impression. Then, Neil Crampton, interested in the sizable Vaughn fortune, begins courting the impatient Eleanor. Even though she loves Davy, she finally agrees to marry Neil, but on the wedding day, Davy decides to take Lochinvar out of England and bring him to the frontier. As a result, just before the bride and groom take their vows, Davy kidnaps Eleanor and marries her. +

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Sub-genre:
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Subject

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

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