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The exterior scenes were filmed in Bear Valley, CA. A news item notes that J. Stuart Blackton painted the titles ... More Less

The exterior scenes were filmed in Bear Valley, CA. A news item notes that J. Stuart Blackton painted the titles himself. More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Mar 18
p. 1308.
ETR
30 Mar 18
p. 1379.
MPN
30 Mar 18
p. 1868, 1928
MPW
2 May 19
p. 59.
MPW
30 Mar 18
p. 1864.
Variety
22 Mar 18
p. 52.
Wid's
28 Mar 18
pp. 1033-34.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTORS
Asst dir
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Wild Youth by Gilbert Parker (Philadelphia, 1919).
DETAILS
Release Date:
18 March 1918
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 March 1918
Copyright Number:
LP12183
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Left penniless by her mother's death, the young and pretty Louise is forced to marry Joel Mazarine, a morose and miserly old man to whom she is in debt. Joel treats Louise cruelly, and she is miserable until she meets a handsome young rancher named Orlando Guise. When Orlando is compelled to stay at Joel's ranch to recuperate from a bullet wound, the old man angrily watches as the two young people fall helplessly in love. Later, Louise is injured while riding her pony in the woods, and when she fails to return home, Joel accuses Orlando of absconding with her. Orlando then finds Louise and takes her home, whereupon Joel beats her mercilessly. Louise's loyal servant, Li Choo, kills Joel, but Orlando is accused of the crime. Li Choo's confession, however, clears Orlando's name and leaves him free to marry ... +


Left penniless by her mother's death, the young and pretty Louise is forced to marry Joel Mazarine, a morose and miserly old man to whom she is in debt. Joel treats Louise cruelly, and she is miserable until she meets a handsome young rancher named Orlando Guise. When Orlando is compelled to stay at Joel's ranch to recuperate from a bullet wound, the old man angrily watches as the two young people fall helplessly in love. Later, Louise is injured while riding her pony in the woods, and when she fails to return home, Joel accuses Orlando of absconding with her. Orlando then finds Louise and takes her home, whereupon Joel beats her mercilessly. Louise's loyal servant, Li Choo, kills Joel, but Orlando is accused of the crime. Li Choo's confession, however, clears Orlando's name and leaves him free to marry Louise. +

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AFI Life Achievement Award

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