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According to pre-production news items, Raymond B. West was to direct this film. The working title for the production was Toby ... More Less

According to pre-production news items, Raymond B. West was to direct this film. The working title for the production was Toby . More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
6 Jul 18
p. 394, 400
MPN
1 Jun 18
p. 3272.
MPN
29 Jun 18
p. 3876.
MPN
7 Sep 18
p. 1464.
MPW
13 Jul 18
p. 246.
MPW
20 Jul 18
p. 462.
NYDM
3 Aug 18
pp. 164-65.
Variety
5 Jul 18
p. 28.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Toby
Release Date:
24 June 1918
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Toby, a mysterious young man who lives in a dilapidated shack in the Kentucky hills, spends his days drinking moonshine and whittling toys for the local children. Fearful of his influence, the villagers revive an old Kentucky statute whereby Toby may be sold into servitude for a year. Virginia Dare, horrified by these proceedings, purchases Toby for one dollar and returns with him to her Uncle Poindexter's tobacco plantation. Regenerated by his love for Virginia, Toby forsakes his whiskey habit and labors diligently on the plantation until his old friend Dink Wallerby, a moonshiner, begs Toby to care for his sick daughter Nell. En route to obtain medicine, Dink stabs a revenue officer with Toby's knife but confesses just before Toby is sentenced. Toby, at one time a lawyer, successfully defends Dink, after which a visiting judge proclaims Toby his son. Having regained his good name, Toby proposes to ... +


Toby, a mysterious young man who lives in a dilapidated shack in the Kentucky hills, spends his days drinking moonshine and whittling toys for the local children. Fearful of his influence, the villagers revive an old Kentucky statute whereby Toby may be sold into servitude for a year. Virginia Dare, horrified by these proceedings, purchases Toby for one dollar and returns with him to her Uncle Poindexter's tobacco plantation. Regenerated by his love for Virginia, Toby forsakes his whiskey habit and labors diligently on the plantation until his old friend Dink Wallerby, a moonshiner, begs Toby to care for his sick daughter Nell. En route to obtain medicine, Dink stabs a revenue officer with Toby's knife but confesses just before Toby is sentenced. Toby, at one time a lawyer, successfully defends Dink, after which a visiting judge proclaims Toby his son. Having regained his good name, Toby proposes to Virginia. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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