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DATE
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ETR
29 Mar 19
pp. 1275-77.
ETR
5 Apr 19
p. 1373.
MPN
8 Feb 19
p. 896.
MPN
30 Mar 1919.
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MPW
5 Apr 19
pp. 124-25.
New York Times
24 Mar 19
p. 11.
Variety
21 Mar 19
p. 53.
Variety
28 Mar 19
p. 93.
Wid's
30 Mar 19
p. 27.
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LITERARY
Based on the short story "The Poppy Girl's Husband" by Jack Boyle in The Red Book Magazine (Oct 1918).
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DETAILS
Release Date:
23 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
William S. Hart Productions, Inc.
Copyright Date:
8 March 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13494
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,806
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Convict Hairpin Harry Dutton is in solitary confinement because of a fight he had with another prisoner over an insinuation that Harry's wife Polly, the Poppy Girl, had double-crossed him and been unfaithful during his ten-year jail stay. After his parole, Harry's dreams are shattered when he learns from his friend Boston Blackie that Polly has divorced him and married Big Mike McCafferty, the detective responsible for Harry's conviction. Harry seeks revenge. He finds his son Donald and plays games with him without revealing his true identity. Harry learns that Polly and McCafferty are planning to frame him again. He goes to the McCafferty home with the intention to brand Polly's cheek, but Donald's crying causes him to desist. Harry runs away with Donald and finds contentment with his son in the ... +


Convict Hairpin Harry Dutton is in solitary confinement because of a fight he had with another prisoner over an insinuation that Harry's wife Polly, the Poppy Girl, had double-crossed him and been unfaithful during his ten-year jail stay. After his parole, Harry's dreams are shattered when he learns from his friend Boston Blackie that Polly has divorced him and married Big Mike McCafferty, the detective responsible for Harry's conviction. Harry seeks revenge. He finds his son Donald and plays games with him without revealing his true identity. Harry learns that Polly and McCafferty are planning to frame him again. He goes to the McCafferty home with the intention to brand Polly's cheek, but Donald's crying causes him to desist. Harry runs away with Donald and finds contentment with his son in the mountains. +

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