The Girl Who Wouldn't Quit (1918)

Western | 25 March 1918

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HISTORY

MPW states that the film was based on a novel by Doris Schroeder. Var calls Gertrude Astor's character Stella Ramson. Curwood's story was remade by Universal in 1926 as Prisoners of the Storm , directed by Lynn Reynolds (see AFI Cartalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

MPW states that the film was based on a novel by Doris Schroeder. Var calls Gertrude Astor's character Stella Ramson. Curwood's story was remade by Universal in 1926 as Prisoners of the Storm , directed by Lynn Reynolds (see AFI Cartalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4359). More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
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DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1388.
MPN
6 Apr 18
p. 2094.
MPW
30 Mar 18
p. 1874.
MPW
20 Jun 18
p. 1897.
Variety
29 Mar 18
p. 46.
Wid's
11 Apr 18
p. 1075.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Quest of Joan" by James Oliver Curwood (publication undetermined).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Universal Film Mfg. Co., Inc.
Copyright Date:
13 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12179
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Roscoe Tracy, the foreman of a large mining camp, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for robbery and murder. In his absence, his little daughter Joan is raised by mine superintendent Robert Carter. Many years after her father's conviction, Joan receives an anonymous note advising her to examine the contents of a chest that is stored in a certain warehouse. Carter, alarmed by this development, tries to secure the trunk himself, but not before it is purchased at an auction by Jim Younger and his friends. Joan, who loves Jim, informs the young man of the chest's value, and when Carter and his men steal the box, Jim pursues them and retrieves it. The trunk contains a note revealing that Carter, with his accomplice Joe Morgan, the mine's telegrapher, framed Tracy for the crimes that they had committed. Tracy finally is released from prison, and Joan weds ... +


Roscoe Tracy, the foreman of a large mining camp, is unjustly sentenced to life in prison for robbery and murder. In his absence, his little daughter Joan is raised by mine superintendent Robert Carter. Many years after her father's conviction, Joan receives an anonymous note advising her to examine the contents of a chest that is stored in a certain warehouse. Carter, alarmed by this development, tries to secure the trunk himself, but not before it is purchased at an auction by Jim Younger and his friends. Joan, who loves Jim, informs the young man of the chest's value, and when Carter and his men steal the box, Jim pursues them and retrieves it. The trunk contains a note revealing that Carter, with his accomplice Joe Morgan, the mine's telegrapher, framed Tracy for the crimes that they had committed. Tracy finally is released from prison, and Joan weds Jim. +

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