Chasing Rainbows (1919)

Western | 10 August 1919

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The title of the film was changed from Sadie . Some review sources list 2 Nov 1919 as the film's release ... More Less

The title of the film was changed from Sadie . Some review sources list 2 Nov 1919 as the film's release date. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
23 Aug 19
p. 983.
ETR
31 May 19
p. 1999.
MPN
30 Aug 19
p. 1871.
MPW
23 Nov 19
p. 13.
Variety
22 Aug 19
p. 75.
Wid's
24 Aug 19
p. 9.
CAST
PRODUCTION CREDITS
NAME
PARENT COMPANY
PRODUCTION COMPANY
DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
NAME
CREDITED AS
CREDIT
DIRECTOR
WRITER
PHOTOGRAPHY
SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel Sadie by Karl Harriman (New York, 1907).
AUTHOR
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Sadie
Release Date:
10 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William Fox
Copyright Date:
26 October 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14350
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,151
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

When Sadie, a waitress in a Kansas City railroad station, discovers that her lover Jim Lacy is married and has a child, she transfers to the small desert town of Bagdad, determined to hate all men, but the open spaces and friendliness of the people work to soften her attitude. She falls in love with Billy Thompson, the restaurant's manager, after they rescue an Indian girl from her furious lover. After Sadie saves Billy from the vengeful lover, Billy starts prospecting for gold for money to marry her. Lacy finds Sadie and pleads for help to allow him to go East to escape the law, which is after him because of a shooting. On the condition that he will never return, Sadie helps him win money at a crooked roulette game. Before he leaves, Lacy reveals, to Sadie's horror, that the man he shot was Billy, but she finds Billy unharmed and the lovers ... +


When Sadie, a waitress in a Kansas City railroad station, discovers that her lover Jim Lacy is married and has a child, she transfers to the small desert town of Bagdad, determined to hate all men, but the open spaces and friendliness of the people work to soften her attitude. She falls in love with Billy Thompson, the restaurant's manager, after they rescue an Indian girl from her furious lover. After Sadie saves Billy from the vengeful lover, Billy starts prospecting for gold for money to marry her. Lacy finds Sadie and pleads for help to allow him to go East to escape the law, which is after him because of a shooting. On the condition that he will never return, Sadie helps him win money at a crooked roulette game. Before he leaves, Lacy reveals, to Sadie's horror, that the man he shot was Billy, but she finds Billy unharmed and the lovers marry. +

Legend
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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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