The Glorious Adventure (1918)

Drama | 14 July 1918

Director:

Hobart Henley

Production Designer:

Hugo Ballin

Production Company:

Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
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HISTORY

According to publicity for the film, some scenes were shot at the famous Hermitage estate near Savannah, GA, using people living on the estate, including Mammy Lou, a 114-year-old black ... More Less

According to publicity for the film, some scenes were shot at the famous Hermitage estate near Savannah, GA, using people living on the estate, including Mammy Lou, a 114-year-old black woman. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
MPW
20 Jul 18
p. 463.
NYDM
27 Jul 18
p. 126.
Variety
16 Aug 18
p. 38.
Wid's
14 Sep 18
p. 1612.
DETAILS
Release Date:
14 July 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Goldwyn Pictures Corp.
Copyright Date:
6 July 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12640
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,951
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Carey Wethersbee and her aunt Lucretia live in an old Southern mansion, which through their quaint manners and outmoded costumes, they imbue with an atmosphere of the antebellum South. After her aunt's death, Carey decides to "go visiting" in the North, journeys to a small town and announces her intention to install herself in the home of wealthy mill owner Hiram Ward. The young bachelor is shocked at first, but his friends convince him to allow her to stay. Carey visits Hiram's mill, where she is shocked and saddened by the miserable conditions under which the employees labor. Her distribution of money among the workers fails to avert a strike, but when the mill is blown up, she staunchly defends the accused man. Through her influence, Hiram's attitude towards his employees softens, and he agrees to improve conditions. He grows to love the unspoiled girl, and she eventually returns his ... +


Carey Wethersbee and her aunt Lucretia live in an old Southern mansion, which through their quaint manners and outmoded costumes, they imbue with an atmosphere of the antebellum South. After her aunt's death, Carey decides to "go visiting" in the North, journeys to a small town and announces her intention to install herself in the home of wealthy mill owner Hiram Ward. The young bachelor is shocked at first, but his friends convince him to allow her to stay. Carey visits Hiram's mill, where she is shocked and saddened by the miserable conditions under which the employees labor. Her distribution of money among the workers fails to avert a strike, but when the mill is blown up, she staunchly defends the accused man. Through her influence, Hiram's attitude towards his employees softens, and he agrees to improve conditions. He grows to love the unspoiled girl, and she eventually returns his affections. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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