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HISTORY

Daviess' novel was first serialized in 1918 in The Delineator . Exteriors were filmed in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Some reviews credit the role of Col. William Craddock to Forrest Baldwin. The title refers to Herbert Hoover, who was at that time the head of the Food Administration. A replica of Hoover's office appeared in the ... More Less

Daviess' novel was first serialized in 1918 in The Delineator . Exteriors were filmed in Washington, D.C. and Maryland. Some reviews credit the role of Col. William Craddock to Forrest Baldwin. The title refers to Herbert Hoover, who was at that time the head of the Food Administration. A replica of Hoover's office appeared in the film. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
4 Jan 19
p. 427.
MPN
4 Jan 19
p. 156.
MPW
28 Dec 18
p. 1553.
Variety
29 Dec 17
p. 1998.
Wid's
29 Dec 18
pp. 23-24.
DETAILS
Release Date:
29 December 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
9 December 1918
Copyright Number:
LP13158
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,909
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

During World War I, Washington, D.C. society girl Nancy Craddock decides to enlist in the army of the Food Administration on the theory that "eggs will win the war." Accompanied by her grandfather, Col. William Craddock, Nancy buys some chickens and goes to the Maryland farm of her uncle, Major J. Craddock. There she meets Adam Baldwin, an army officer who has been assigned to study agricultural conditions in the Harpeth District incognito, and he soon diverts her attention from Matthew Berry, a suitor whom she had promised to marry on condition that he enlist in the army. Posing as a farmhand, Adam begins the work of reclaiming the Harpeth Valley, but incurs the enmity of local farmers, who suspect that he is a slacker. Nancy willingly assists him until Matthew appears in uniform and demands that she fulfill her promise, whereupon Adam, discouraged, leaves the farm. Matthew falls in love with Polly Beasley, and, in the end, Nancy discovers Adam's true identity, and they marry, while Matthew weds ... +


During World War I, Washington, D.C. society girl Nancy Craddock decides to enlist in the army of the Food Administration on the theory that "eggs will win the war." Accompanied by her grandfather, Col. William Craddock, Nancy buys some chickens and goes to the Maryland farm of her uncle, Major J. Craddock. There she meets Adam Baldwin, an army officer who has been assigned to study agricultural conditions in the Harpeth District incognito, and he soon diverts her attention from Matthew Berry, a suitor whom she had promised to marry on condition that he enlist in the army. Posing as a farmhand, Adam begins the work of reclaiming the Harpeth Valley, but incurs the enmity of local farmers, who suspect that he is a slacker. Nancy willingly assists him until Matthew appears in uniform and demands that she fulfill her promise, whereupon Adam, discouraged, leaves the farm. Matthew falls in love with Polly Beasley, and, in the end, Nancy discovers Adam's true identity, and they marry, while Matthew weds Polly. +

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