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This picture, filmed in Canton, PA, featured local ... More Less

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
30 Jun 17
p. 267.
Motog
14 Jul 17
p. 101.
MPN
7 Jul 17
p. 116.
MPW
27 Oct 17
p. 20.
NYDM
23 Jun 17
p. 35.
NYDM
30 Jun 17
p. 28.
Wid's
28 Jun 17
pp. 409-10.
CAST
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PARENT COMPANY
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DISTRIBUTION COMPANY
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SOURCES
LITERARY
Based on the novel A Son of the Hills by Harriet T. Comstock (New York, 1913).
DETAILS
Release Date:
25 June 1917
Copyright Claimant:
Vitagraph Co. of America
Copyright Date:
25 January 1917
Copyright Number:
LP10963
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

Due to the abuse Sandy Morley suffers at the hands of his stepmother, he leaves his home in the mountains of North Carolina. After wandering for a number of days, he falls exhausted in front of the home of Markham, a rich factory owner from the North. Sandy appeals to Markham, who offers to send the boy through college. After Sandy's graduation, he is sent to his old home to start building a new factory. Lansing, Markham's scapegrace nephew, becomes jealous of the position Sandy holds and in revenge steals Sandy's sweetheart Cynthia Starr away from him. After their marriage, however, a girl with whom Lansing had an affair while at college confronts Cynthia. A divorce is then granted and Cynthia returns to marry ... +


Due to the abuse Sandy Morley suffers at the hands of his stepmother, he leaves his home in the mountains of North Carolina. After wandering for a number of days, he falls exhausted in front of the home of Markham, a rich factory owner from the North. Sandy appeals to Markham, who offers to send the boy through college. After Sandy's graduation, he is sent to his old home to start building a new factory. Lansing, Markham's scapegrace nephew, becomes jealous of the position Sandy holds and in revenge steals Sandy's sweetheart Cynthia Starr away from him. After their marriage, however, a girl with whom Lansing had an affair while at college confronts Cynthia. A divorce is then granted and Cynthia returns to marry Sandy. +

GENRE
Genre:
Sub-genre:
Rural


Subject

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

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