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Contemporary trade journals mention the film's upcoming premiere in Venice, CA in Sep 1920 and a pre-release screening in Venice on 17 Aug 1920, but no reviews appear until after Apr 1921. It is listed in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 (F2.0261). Solomon's story was called "a complete novel" by The Popular Magazine , but no evidence that it was ever published in book form has been ... More Less

Contemporary trade journals mention the film's upcoming premiere in Venice, CA in Sep 1920 and a pre-release screening in Venice on 17 Aug 1920, but no reviews appear until after Apr 1921. It is listed in the AFI Catalog of Feature Films, 1921-30 (F2.0261). Solomon's story was called "a complete novel" by The Popular Magazine , but no evidence that it was ever published in book form has been located. More Less

SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
Moving Picture World
30 Apr 1921
p. 992.
MPN
4 Sep 20
p. 1915.
MPN
30 Oct 20
p. 3388.
MPW
4 Sep 20
p. 89.
DETAILS
Release Date:
September 1920
Copyright Claimant:
Milton Markwell
Copyright Date:
29 September 1920
Copyright Number:
LU15733
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
6
Country:
United States
Language:
English
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Eric Straive, reared in the Canadian Northwest and educated by his erudite father, is a child of nature. His father dies as he reaches manhood. Capitalists use a forged document to claim rights over Eric's estate. Eric meets a white woman for the first time when James Heatherton brings his daughter, Floria, to camp nearby while he investigates mineral deposits. Eric is attracted to Floria, but she spurns him as a barbarian. When Heatherton's representative, Brant, calls upon Eric's lawyer to complete the deal, Eric exposes the forgery through Redwing, who was present when the elder Straive died. Enraged, Eric nearly kills Brant but is calmed by Floria. Eric gives his estate to found a conservatory where the poor may be taught to sing, thus making possible Floria's ... +


Eric Straive, reared in the Canadian Northwest and educated by his erudite father, is a child of nature. His father dies as he reaches manhood. Capitalists use a forged document to claim rights over Eric's estate. Eric meets a white woman for the first time when James Heatherton brings his daughter, Floria, to camp nearby while he investigates mineral deposits. Eric is attracted to Floria, but she spurns him as a barbarian. When Heatherton's representative, Brant, calls upon Eric's lawyer to complete the deal, Eric exposes the forgery through Redwing, who was present when the elder Straive died. Enraged, Eric nearly kills Brant but is calmed by Floria. Eric gives his estate to found a conservatory where the poor may be taught to sing, thus making possible Floria's ambition. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Northwest


Subject

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

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