Johnny Get Your Gun (1919)

Comedy | 9 March 1919

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HISTORY

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GEOGRAPHIC LOCATIONS
SOURCE CITATIONS
SOURCE
DATE
PAGE
ETR
8 Mar 19
pp. 1051-53, 1067
MPN
29 Mar 19
p. 2015.
MPW
29 Mar 19
pp. 1836-47.
New York Times
5 Jan 18
p. 18.
Variety
21 Mar 19
pp. 54-55.
Wid's
23 Mar 19
p. 19.
DETAILS
Release Date:
9 March 1919
Copyright Claimant:
Famous Players-Lasky Corp.
Copyright Date:
24 January 1919
Copyright Number:
LP13337
Physical Properties:
Silent
Black and White
Length(in feet):
4,501
Length(in reels):
5
Country:
United States
Passed by NBR:
No
SYNOPSIS

While Bill Burnham is jailed for drunkenly shooting up the town, he receives a letter saying that his father has died, his sister Janet is about to marry a worthless count, and the family fortune is in danger. Unable to leave, he convinces his friend, Johnny Wiggins, a motion picture cowboy, to go to his home in Palm Beach, which Bill left as a boy, and impersonate him. Although Johnny's Western manner irritates Janet and her aunt, they put up with him because Bill's sanction for Janet's marriage is needed for her to receive her inheritance. When the count discovers that Johnny is not Bill, he tries to elope with Janet, but is prevented when Johnny lassoes him from his moving automobile. After Johnny forces crooked broker Milton C. Milton, at gunpoint, to make restitution for the losses Janet suffered through Milton's bad stock investments, Johnny marries Ruth, the maid, and leaves, promising that when Bill returns, things will get ... +


While Bill Burnham is jailed for drunkenly shooting up the town, he receives a letter saying that his father has died, his sister Janet is about to marry a worthless count, and the family fortune is in danger. Unable to leave, he convinces his friend, Johnny Wiggins, a motion picture cowboy, to go to his home in Palm Beach, which Bill left as a boy, and impersonate him. Although Johnny's Western manner irritates Janet and her aunt, they put up with him because Bill's sanction for Janet's marriage is needed for her to receive her inheritance. When the count discovers that Johnny is not Bill, he tries to elope with Janet, but is prevented when Johnny lassoes him from his moving automobile. After Johnny forces crooked broker Milton C. Milton, at gunpoint, to make restitution for the losses Janet suffered through Milton's bad stock investments, Johnny marries Ruth, the maid, and leaves, promising that when Bill returns, things will get livelier. +

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Offscreen Credit
Name Occurs Before Title
AFI Life Achievement Award

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