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Some scenes of the film were shot in Big Bear Valley, CA. The working title of this film was Cock O' the Walk ... More Less

Some scenes of the film were shot in Big Bear Valley, CA. The working title of this film was Cock O' the Walk . More Less

GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
7 Dec 1919.
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MPN
20 Sep 19
p. 2467.
MPW
17 Jan 20
p. 470.
Wid's
14 Sep 19
p. 11.
DETAILS
Alternate Title:
Cock O' the Walk
Release Date:
24 August 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
15 August 1919
Copyright Number:
LP14113
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,119
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Josephine Darchat, living with her grandparents, the Whipples, in the country, loves Russ Prendergast, the son of wealthy Calvin Prendergast, despite the dispute between the families over a spring between their two properties. The feud intensifies when children from the camp situated on the Prendergast land mess the Whipples' kitchen making molasses candy. After the children substitute an old cook's false hair for flowers left by Russ with a love note to Josephine, she stops speaking to him. When the younger Prendergast children hide the Whipple cat, Josephine destroys the dam which brings spring water to the Prendergast property. In the middle of a large fight involving thugs hired by the Prendergasts and neighbors supporting the Whipples, Josephine tries to save a young Prendergast child from drowning and, in turn, is saved by Russ. The families reconcile, the lovers reunite, and the cat, hidden in a well, returns to the ... +


Josephine Darchat, living with her grandparents, the Whipples, in the country, loves Russ Prendergast, the son of wealthy Calvin Prendergast, despite the dispute between the families over a spring between their two properties. The feud intensifies when children from the camp situated on the Prendergast land mess the Whipples' kitchen making molasses candy. After the children substitute an old cook's false hair for flowers left by Russ with a love note to Josephine, she stops speaking to him. When the younger Prendergast children hide the Whipple cat, Josephine destroys the dam which brings spring water to the Prendergast property. In the middle of a large fight involving thugs hired by the Prendergasts and neighbors supporting the Whipples, Josephine tries to save a young Prendergast child from drowning and, in turn, is saved by Russ. The families reconcile, the lovers reunite, and the cat, hidden in a well, returns to the rejoicing. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Rural


Subject

Legend
Viewed by AFI
Partially Viewed
Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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