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HISTORY

This film was re-edited and re-issued in 1918 as part of the Fox Big Six series. Exteriors were filmed in Dahlonega, GA, an old mining community. One source attributes the role of Dave Thompson to Tom O'Keefe, and two reviews credit Flavia Arcara with the role of Lily Meredith. Copyright records base the story on a Grace Miller White novel (publication undetermined). Norton's novel was also filmed by Fox in 1924, with Frank Mayo and Evelyn Brent starring and George Archainbaud directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; ... More Less

This film was re-edited and re-issued in 1918 as part of the Fox Big Six series. Exteriors were filmed in Dahlonega, GA, an old mining community. One source attributes the role of Dave Thompson to Tom O'Keefe, and two reviews credit Flavia Arcara with the role of Lily Meredith. Copyright records base the story on a Grace Miller White novel (publication undetermined). Norton's novel was also filmed by Fox in 1924, with Frank Mayo and Evelyn Brent starring and George Archainbaud directing. (See AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 ; F2.4272.) More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
27 Jul 18
p. 674.
ETR
3 Aug 18
p. 747.
Motog
15 May 15
pp. 791-92.
Motog
12 Oct 18
p. 280.
MPN
27 Mar 15
p. 46.
MPN
17 Apr 1915
p. 5, 60, 61
MPN
24 Apr 15
p. 64.
MPN
29 May 15
pp. 10-11, 75
MPN
8 Jun 18
p. 3359.
MPN
3 Aug 18
p. 794.
MPW
5 Jun 15
p. 1621.
MPW
3 Aug 18
p. 717.
MPW
10 Aug 18
p. 888.
NYDM
17 Aug 18
p. 238.
DETAILS
Release Date:
1915
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
31 May 1915
Copyright Number:
LP6154
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Bill Matthews heads West with his partner, Dick Townsend, to take charge of their mine, the Croix D'Or, but upon their arrival in the mining town of Goldpan, they discover that several rivals have been attempting to seize control of the mine. Unknown to both owners, Bully Presby, who owns the adjacent property, is tapping a low level of the mine and promoting a strike among the miners. After Dick and Joan Presby, Bully's daughter, fall in love, however, Joan forces her father to confess his plundering, refund the money and leave the Croix D'Or owners in peace. Meanwhile, Bill gives his heart to dance hall owner Lily Meredith, who, ashamed of her profession, vanishes from the mining camp. Undaunted, Bill departs Goldpan determined to find and marry ... +


Bill Matthews heads West with his partner, Dick Townsend, to take charge of their mine, the Croix D'Or, but upon their arrival in the mining town of Goldpan, they discover that several rivals have been attempting to seize control of the mine. Unknown to both owners, Bully Presby, who owns the adjacent property, is tapping a low level of the mine and promoting a strike among the miners. After Dick and Joan Presby, Bully's daughter, fall in love, however, Joan forces her father to confess his plundering, refund the money and leave the Croix D'Or owners in peace. Meanwhile, Bill gives his heart to dance hall owner Lily Meredith, who, ashamed of her profession, vanishes from the mining camp. Undaunted, Bill departs Goldpan determined to find and marry her. +

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